In partnership with IHG and Schneider Electric, we have applied the net zero methodology outlined in our co-authored white paper “Transforming Existing Hotels to Net Zero Carbon”, and assessed the impact of a range of measures to further decarbonise two existing IHG hotels in Scotland.
It is widely acknowledged that this decade needs to be one of climate action. Without taking bold steps now, we will not be able to achieve the net zero carbon target set for 2050 and avert climate catastrophe. With 80% of 2050 building stock already existing today, we must prioritise decarbonising what we already have.
With so many of our world leaders converging in Glasgow for COP26 we, along with IHG and Schneider Electric, believed it was imperative to raise awareness of the importance of transforming existing buildings to net zero.
Two of the hotels that COP guests will be staying at, the Kimpton Blythswood Square and Kimpton Charlotte Square, have already taken strides towards decarbonising. But now they have a roadmap to drive them to net zero.