The global property sector is increasingly vocal in its support of climate action, with leading firms publishing net zero strategies and high-level targets. 

The next stage in the journey is the one that counts – implementing net zero carbon for buildings, both new and existing. Achieving net zero carbon will require us to transform how we design, build and operate buildings of all types and scales.

Our report argues for

  • a clearer definition of net zero buildings
  • incentives to support asset owners and developers putting in the hard work to get their portfolios on a net zero trajectory
  • a whole lifecycle carbon approach to achieving net zero carbon buildings that ensures all sources of emissions, including embodied carbon, are addressed.

Written by Arup specialists in sustainable building design and performance, we hope our thoughts support you on your journey to net zero.

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Net zero carbon buildings: three steps to take now