In an effort to reduce emissions from the building sector, the World Green Building Council (WorldGBC) is launching net zero building certification and training.
Net zero building generate clean energy and produce no net emissions.
Constructed objects account for 25 percent to 40 percent of the world’s carbon emissions. At last December’s COP21 in Paris, WorldGBC and its 74 green building councils with their 27,000 member companies committed to reduce CO2 emissions from the buildings sector by 84 gigatonnes by 2050, through net zero buildings and renovations.
The project, which has a goal that 100 percent of buildings be net zero by 2050, will initially involve green building councils in Australia, Brazil, Canada, Germany, India, Netherlands, South Africa and Sweden. Architecture 2030, a nonprofit that works to reduce emissions from buildings, is partnering with WorldGBC on the initiative.
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