The UK Green Building Council has launched a new pilot process for crowdsourcing solutions for the biggest challenges facing the industry.
The organisation is calling on built environment professionals “to share your knowledge of game-changing technologies, services, policies, and business and financial models” on how to drastically reduce the carbon emissions of buildings.
In a statement, it said: “It’s fantastic to see a steady increase in ambitious carbon reduction targets and the other good news is that many of the solutions we need already exist. The problem is that they aren’t common knowledge or well understood and we don’t have time to individually search them out or start from scratch creating new solutions. In the next nine years, we need to halve the energy use of the UK’s buildings and help the world halve global carbon emissions.”
It added: “We need built environment professionals from the UK and beyond to share their knowledge so that we can amplify the rate of change."
Participants can submit solution suggestions and review those of others by participating in the pilot project.
The UK GBC is crowdsourcing solutions until Friday 18th September, at which time the pilot challenges will close and solutions will be selected for further evaluation and potential inclusion in a solutions publication. Once it has assessed the success of this pilot it hopes to run a number of challenges through the solutions process.
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