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This page contains key resources and materials to help both prospective and existing Commitment signatories understand what is required of them to reach our decarbonsation goals.

View our pre-recorded engagement webinar that introduces the 2021 updates to the Net Zero Carbon Buildings Commitment. From the webinar, you can learn more about the Commitment requirements, benefits and recruitment process.

 

The below resources are the Information Pack for business and organisation signatories. Follow the links to view and download.

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Introduction: Businesses & Organisations

Contains explanation of the Commitment, including guidance on the updated requirements of the Commitment and what is expected of business entities when signing up to the Commitment.

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Detailed Guidance (V1 Jan 2019)

Contains detailed explanation of the previous version of the Commitment, including definitions and technical requirements on each component of the Commitment. This document can serve as a technical guidance for signatories’ annual Commitment reporting.

We are in process of updating the Detailed Guidance to reflect requirements of the updated version of the Commitment. The updated Detailed Guidance is planned to be released in Q3 2022.

03
Strategic Gap Analysis

Form to assess aligning with the requirements of the Commitment and what additional strategies may need to be put in place to meet them. Additional information may be used to create Commitment Signatory Profile.

04
EP100 Overview Document

Document outlines the EP100 initiative, benefits of membership and how the Commitment acts as one of three membership pathways to EP100.

05
Business & Organisation Joining Form

Joining Form for the Commitment.

The Introduction document has been translated into multiple languages for businesses and organisations all around the world. Follow the links to view and download the documents relevant to the language.

The below resources are organised for city signatories. Follow the links to view and download the ‘Information Pack’ for cities and governments.

01
Detailed Guidance

Further information and guidance on all the requirements of the Commitment.

02
Strategic Gap Analysis / C40 Action Template

Form to assess aligning with the requirements of the Commitment and what additional strategies may need to be put in place to meet them. Additional information may be used to create Commitment Signatory Profile.

03
Cities & Governments Joining Form

Joining Form for the Commitment.

The below resources provide further guidance on what signatories can do under the Commitment.

01
Going beyond direct control

Additional guidance on how signatories can further encourage and influence emissions reductions for activities beyond their direct control, including scope 3 emissions. This is intended to stimulate further action across the building value chain and help in building collaborative approaches to decarbonisation.

02
Advancing Net Zero Whole Life Carbon: Offsetting Residual Emissions from the Building and Construction Sector

WorldGBC’s recommendations for when, how, and why offsetting may be used to advance net zero carbon emissions in the built environment.

WorldGBC believes that industry and sector alignment will enable further collaboration between stakeholders in order to achieve the rapid decarbonisation of the built environment.

Please click here to see the glossary of terms used in relation to the Advancing Net Zero programme, the Net Zero Carbon Buildings Commitment and corresponding documents.

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