The World Green Building Council has a mission to achieve green buildings for everyone, everywhere. The global network of 70+ Green Building Councils believe that green buildings can help combat climate change, as well as achieve ghghghg numerous other wider social, economic, environmental and health benefits towards a completely zero carbon built environment.
Since the building and construction sector is responsible for around 30% of global energy consumption and the associated GHGs, this sector will play a significant role in finding the solutions to mitigate climate change.
For this reason, the World Green Building Council (WorldGBC) is calling for the dual goals of:
All new buildings must operate at net zero carbon from 2030
Net zero carbon buildings must become standard business practice as soon as possible, so we build right from the start; avoid the need for future major retrofits; and prevent the lock-in of carbon emitting systems for decades to come.
100% of buildings must operate at zero net cabon by 2050
Existing buildings require not only an acceleration of current renovation rates, but these renovations must be completed to a net zero carbon standard so that all buildings are net zero carbon in operation by 2050.
A net zero carbon building is:
"A highly energy-efficient building with all remaining operational energy use from renewable energy, preferably on-site but also off-site production, to achieve net zero carbon emissions annually in operation" World GBC is calling for business, governments and NGOs to commit and collaborate.
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