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World Green Building Week 2017 – Advancing Net Zero Buildings


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25th September to 1st October is World Green Building Week 2017 (WGBW). Run by the World Green Building Council (WorldGBC), this annual event is an opportunity to empower the green building community to ‘deliver green buildings for everyone, everywhere’.

Earlier this year, WorldGBC released a report ‘From Thousands to Billions – Coordinated Action towards 100% Net Zero Carbon Buildings By 2050’ in which it calls for a dramatic and ambitious transformation towards a completely zero carbon built environment.

As a continuation of this campaign, WGBW 2017 focuses on net zero buildings which use clean energy, are highly efficient and don’t waste energy – making them climate change heroes.

“Did you know that buildings contribute to climate change? They account for over a third of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions. But that can change.

When buildings are net zero they use clean energy, are highly efficient and don’t waste energy – helping us to win the fight against climate change. That makes them heroes. Let’s make all buildings net zero by 2050.”

As a UK Green Building Council member, for WGBW 2017 the team at EVORA will be sharing their insights in a series of blog posts about net zero buildings, including:

  • Incorporating nature into cities
  • Challenges in the solar industry
  • BIM technologies
  • The health and wellbeing agenda
  • Opportunities and considerations for on-site renewables
  • Achieving carbon reduction targets
  • The role of the EU ETS
  • Science Based Targets

Stay tuned to our social media channels and check out the hashtags #WGBW2017 and #OurHeroIsZero for more news.