Improving energy efficiency and performance in buildings is an essential component of the Advancing Net Zero project, which aims for every single building – both new and existing – to operate at zero carbon emissions by 2050, or sooner. Kingspan is committed to promoting an envelope first approach and supporting the industry’s development of innovative solutions towards decarbonisation. This will require systemic change in the way products are manufactured, used and transported around the world.

In conjunction with providing high performance building envelopes that save more energy and therefore carbon, Kingspan has recently announced Planet Passionate. This is Kingspan’s major 10-year global sustainability programme, developed to play its part in reducing the world’s carbon emissions by 45% by 2030 and the strategy falls in line with the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

As well as sponsoring the Advancing Net Zero Project, Kingspan was also announced as a signatory to WorldGBC’s Net Zero Carbon Buildings Commitment in September 2019, an invitation issued to businesses, cities, governments and industry. The commitment challenges signatories to achieve net zero on all operational emissions for their building portfolio by 2030 and advocates for all buildings globally to achieve net zero emissions by 2050.