WorldGBC snapshots detail net zero carbon standards developed by Green Building Councils

Tuesday 30th October 2018

 

The World Green Building Council has published a set of snapshots detailing the key information about the six net zero carbon standards released so far by Green Building Councils (GBCs) participating in the global Advancing Net Zero (ANZ) project.

The snapshots tie directly to the Advancing Net Zero framework, outlined in the infographic released in March 2018 to clearly communicate how each standard relates to each of the four key principles which support the transition towards net zero carbon buildings in each country’s market.

The six individual snapshots summarise the programs launched by GBCs in France, Canada, Brazil, South Africa, Australia and Germany. They combine energy efficiency and renewable energy concepts to define absolute zero carbon, which contribute to the global carbon reduction targets set by the Paris Agreement.  

The snapshots demonstrate how the project framework ensures commonality across the network, whilst embracing market specific applications to maximise local uptake.

Terri Wills, CEO, World Green Building Council said: “Achieving net zero carbon buildings at the mass scale required is complex, multi-faceted and challenging. These Snapshots demonstrate how Green Building Councils are leading the way to facilitate mass market transformation to achieve 100% net zero carbon buildings by 2050.  

Whether developed as a new standard, adapting an existing certification scheme, or developing a compliance pathway in collaboration with national government, these voluntary standards provide an opportunity for companies to embrace net zero carbon buildings as business as usual.”  

To view the snapshots, click on the boxes below. To download the snapshots, click on the blue download button on the right hand side of this page.

To find out more about the Advancing Net Zero project, click here. To participate in the project, contact Victoria Burrows.

 

The World Green Building Council has published a set of snapshots detailing the key information about the six net zero carbon standards released so far by Green Building Councils (GBCs) participating in the global Advancing Net Zero (ANZ) project.

The snapshots tie directly to the Advancing Net Zero framework, outlined in the infographic released in March 2018 to clearly communicate how each standard relates to each of the four key principles which support the transition towards net zero carbon buildings in each country’s market.

The six individual snapshots summarise the programs launched by GBCs in France, Canada, Brazil, South Africa, Australia and Germany. They combine energy efficiency and renewable energy concepts to define absolute zero carbon, which contribute to the global carbon reduction targets set by the Paris Agreement.  

The snapshots demonstrate how the project framework ensures commonality across the network, whilst embracing market specific applications to maximise local uptake.

Terri Wills, CEO, World Green Building Council said: “Achieving net zero carbon buildings at the mass scale required is complex, multi-faceted and challenging. These Snapshots demonstrate how Green Building Councils are leading the way to facilitate mass market transformation to achieve 100% net zero carbon buildings by 2050.  

Whether developed as a new standard, adapting an existing certification scheme, or developing a compliance pathway in collaboration with national government, these voluntary standards provide an opportunity for companies to embrace net zero carbon buildings as business as usual.”  

To view the snapshots, click on the boxes below. To download the snapshots, click on the blue download button on the right hand side of this page.

To find out more about the Advancing Net Zero project, click here. To participate in the project, contact Victoria Burrows.