White Paper: The Road to Zero Carbon (2030-2050)

According to the World Green Building Council, buildings are globally responsible for half of the world’s total CO2 emissions and resource consumption, and 36% of global energy consumption.

In 2019 RIBA joined the international Architects Declare movement to put practical steps in place to reduce emissions in projects, and issued its 2030 Climate Challenge in the run-up to COP26 in Glasgow, covering a range of targets across different sectors, and a focus on user wellbeing.

We canvassed our architect readership on their current opinions of progress on the zero carbon agenda, their views on the RIBA’s ongoing initiative, and their progress on zero carbon such as compliance with the Future Homes Standard 2025, which forms a key part of the Government’s plan to achieve its legally binding net zero 2050 target.

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