WorldGBC has announced a major update to their Net Zero Carbon Buildings Commitment, expanding its scope to recognise leadership action in tackling embodied carbon emissions from the building and construction sector. In addition to the Commitment requiring all buildings assets within direct control to operate at net zero carbon by 2030, businesses and organisations are now also required to consider a building’s whole lifecycle impact, by mandating a 100% reduction in embodied carbon emissions of all new buildings or renovations by 2030, with a focus on upfront emissions.
Bennetts Associates is one of the 143 businesses and organisations signed up to the Commitment and we continue to take significant steps to decarbonise our portfolio operations. With the built environment sector accounting for 40% of global emissions, there is a need for urgent action. WorldGBC's Net Zero Carbon Buildings Commitment offers an effective method for businesses looking to decarbonise emissions from buildings by 2030. Find out more on the updated commitment and how to join our growing community of signatories here.