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Net Zero Green Builders Unite Under Big Goal

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November 18, 2016

A groundbreaking new project aims to help the construction industry reduce greenhouse gas emissions—and achieve full net-zero targets.

The World Green Building Council (WGBC) is seeking ways to dramatically reduce greenhouse gas emissions, with the goal for all buildings to produce net zero carbon emissions by 2050. The World GBC recently announced a new initiative, Advancing Net Zero, with ambitious targets for dramatically reducing global emissions through energy efficiency and renewable energy.

Advancing Net Zero will work with Green Building Councils in some of the countries with the highest anticipated growth in construction to create net zero building certifications, demonstration projects, and trainings—to ensure that all buildings are net zero by 2050. Architecture 2030, a non-profit organization dedicated to lowering greenhouse gas emissions from buildings is offering technical expertise.

 “The success of our ambitions to keep global warming to within 1.5 to 2 degrees will depend on our ability to advance net-zero buildings - those which generate clean energy and produce no net emissions,” says Terri Wills, CEO of WorldGBC. “Net zero buildings will be a defining contribution in our efforts to tackle climate change.”   

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