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The UK Net Zero Carbon Building Standard

08 May 2024
Zero Carbon Energy Stage
Zero Carbon Energy

The UK NZC Building Standard sets out to provide a methodology by which buildings can be assessed as Net Zero against Science-Based targets to reduce emissions in line with the Paris climate agreement. Working groups have tackled 13 different building sectors to determine an approach to setting limits on embodied carbon and operational energy, and minimum targets for aspects such as on-site renewables, demand flexibility, etc.

Following work that has taken place over the last two years to bring the Standard to life, this session will explore the beta version of the Standard that is due to be released in 2024. The session will look at how limits have been set, and discuss key aspects of the Standard’s contents.

Heather Evans, National Head of Sustainability - Rider Levett Bucknall
Julie Godefroy, Head of Net Zero Policy - CIBSE
Adam Baranowski, Head of Climate Action & Investment - Better Buildings Partnership
Fabrizio Varriale, Place & Space Analyst - RICS
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