Atelier Ten joins nearly 100 businesses and organisations in signing the Net Zero Carbon Buildings Commitment.
The World Green Building Council’s Advancing Net Zero project aims to accelerate uptake of net zero carbon buildings to 100% by 2050. To facilitate this shift, GBCs and WorldGBC have been developing tools and resources such as certification schemes and the Net Zero Carbon Buildings Commitment: recognising advanced action towards net zero operating and embodied carbon emissions.
“Now more than ever it is crucial for us as a profession to work together to have a positive impact on the world around us”
Atelier Ten’s Paul Stoller
In order to fully decarbonise by 2050 to keep global warming to below 1.5 degrees, the entire building and construction sector must decarbonise. Action by leading businesses and organisations is demonstrating market readiness and willingness to adopt net zero carbon buildings, and now regulation is required to brings these solutions to scale.
WorldGBC’s World Green Building Week 2020 campaign will showcase this leadership action, and demonstrate the benefits of net zero buildings to planetary and human health, creating resilient communities and economies. Net zero carbon buildings are therefore essential in post-COVID-19 economic recovery, in order to keep climate action on track.
Green Building Councils across the global network are developing market mechanisms such as certification schemes, training and education programmes, and engagement tools with corporate members and governments: to help support industry towards net zero carbon buildings, and significant emissions reductions from the sector.