Net Zero Carbon Buildings Commitment

General

Name of initiative Net Zero Carbon Buildings Commitment
LPAA initiative No
NAZCA Initiative Yes
Website address https://www.worldgbc.org/thecommitment
Related initiatives
Starting year 2018
End year
Secretariat Victoria Burrows,

World Green Building Council, 5 Shoreham Drive, Downsview, Toronto, Ontario, M3N 1S4

Organisational structure The World Green Building Council is a global network of Green Building Councils which is transforming the places we live, work, play, heal and learn.

We believe green buildings can and must be at the centre of our lives. Our changing climate means we must reshape the way we grow and build, enabling people to thrive both today and tomorrow.

We take action - championing local and global leadership, and empowering our community to drive change. Together, we are greater than the sum of our parts, and commit to green buildings for everyone, everywhere.

Geographical coverage Global
Name of lead organisation World Green Building Council
Type of lead organisation NGO/Civil Society
Location/Nationality of lead organisation Canada

Description

Description The Net Zero Carbon Buildings Commitment (the Commitment) challenges companies, cities, states and regions to reach Net Zero operating emissions in their portfolios by 2030, and to advocate for all buildings to be Net Zero in operation by 2050.

By setting ambitious ‘absolute’ targets, the Commitment aims to maximise the chances of limiting global warming to below 2 degrees, and ideally below 1.5 degrees, by drastically reducing operating emissions from buildings.

The Commitment provides a framework for organisations to develop globally ambitious yet locally relevant, flexible and universally viable solutions for their portfolio to both reduce energy demand and achieve net zero carbon emissions.

Objectives City, State and region: Enact regulations and/or planning policy within jurisdictional control to ensure new buildings operate at net zero carbon by 2030 and all buildings by 2050 and/or Commit to owning, occupying and developing only assets that are net zero carbon in operation by 2030.

Business, Organisations: Commit to owning, occupying and developing only assets that are net zero carbon in operation by 2030.

Activities To meet this commitment, signatories must:

•Evaluate the current energy demand and carbon emissions from buildings, and identify opportunities for reduction.

•Establish a bespoke roadmap to reach net zero carbon municipal buildings.

•Report annually on progress towards meeting targets and verification of performance at individual building and portfolio level.

•Demonstrate further leadership through core business activities, as a catalyst for further action within their respective supply chains.

These actions seek to promote and inspire greater leadership from business and sub-national governments, to create demand, build capacity and identify innovative solutions.

One or two success stories achieved Profiles outlining the action plans of all signatories to achieve decarbonisation within their building portfolios are published on the website. Collectively the signatories are committing to eliminate over 220 million tonnes of carbon emissions.

Monitoring and Impacts

Sustainable Development Impact:
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Function of initiative Implementation, Technical dialogue, Political dialogue
Activity of initiative Technical operational implementation (ex-post), Goal setting (ex-ante), Knowledge production and innovation, Knowledge dissemination and exchange, Awareness raising and outreach, Policy planning and recommendations
Indicators
Goals City, State and region: Enact regulations and/or planning policy within jurisdictional control to ensure new buildings operate at net zero carbon by 2030 and all buildings by 2050 and/or Commit to owning, occupying and developing only assets that are net zero carbon in operation by 2030. Business, Organisations: Commit to owning, occupying and developing only assets that are net zero carbon in operation by 2030.
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Participants

Participants Number Names
Members 45  
Companies 15 Berkeley Group (USA),Bruntwood (United Kingdom),Cbus Property (Australia),Cundall (United Kingdom),Dexus (Australia),Frasers Property (Australia),GPT Wholesale Office (Australia),Integral Group (USA),Kilroy Realty Corporation (USA),Majid Al Futtaim (Dubai),Nightingale Housing (United Kingdom),Shaw Contract (USA),Signify (Netherlands),Salesforce (USA),Stockland (Australia).
Business organisations 0
Research and educational organisations 0
Non-governmental organisations 2 NRDC (USA),  Sydney Opera House (Australia).
National states 0
Governmental actors 0
Regional / state / county actors 5 Baden-Württemberg (Germany),  Catalonia (Spain),  Navarra (Spain),  Yucatan (Mexico),  Scotland (United Kingdom).
City / municipal actors 22 Cape Town (South Africa),  Copenhagen (Denmark),  eThekwini (South Africa),  Johannesburg (South Africa),  London (United Kingdom),  Los Angeles (USA),  Medellin (Colombia),  Montreal (Canada),  New York (USA),  Newburyport (USA),  Paris (France),  Portland (USA),  San Francisco (USA),  San Jose (USA),  Santa Monica (USA),  Stockholm (Sweden),  Sydney (Australia),  Tokyo (Japan),  Toronto (Canada),  Tshwane (South Africa),  Vancouver (Canada),  Washington D.C. (USA).
Intergovernmental organisations 0
Financial Institutions 1 AMPCapital (Australia)
Other members 0
Supporting partners 4 C40 (United Kingdom),  EP100 (United Kingdom),  Under 2 Coalition (United Kingdom),  The Climate Group (United Kingdom).
Number of members in the years
2019
45
Have only national states as participators No


Theme

Transport Agriculture Forestry Business Financial institutions Buildings Industry Waste Cities and subnational governments Short Term Pollutants International maritime transport Energy Supply Fluorinated gases Energy efficiency Renewable energy Supply chain emission reductions Adaptation Other Resilience Innovation Energy Access and Efficiency Private Finance
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Last update: 26 September 2019 11:30:41

Not only have national states as participators