The UK Green Building Council (UKGBC) is running a consultation inviting feedback from energy, carbon management and built environment professionals on procuring renewable energy and carbon offsets.
As part of the continuing development of UKGBC’s Net Zero Carbon Buildings Framework, it has drafted further guidance on renewable energy procurement and carbon offsetting for businesses to make sure that the framework is used consistently and aligned with best practice.
The draft guidance focuses on three main elements:
- Renewable energy procurement for electricity, heating and domestic hot water
- Carbon offsetting
- Carbon accounting
These elements cover a range of areas, including the current UK electricity market, green gas, local and international offsets, greenhouse gas reporting, alignment with the UK’s net-zero trajectory and more.
The body is seeking responses from businesses and stakeholders across the carbon management, energy, construction, and property industries. The consultation paper sets out recommendations for the three main elements, alongside questions crafted to elicit feedback on its recommendations. Observations may be submitted online until Tuesday 17th November.
The organisation is also hosting two workshops on the 5th and 12th November to offer an overview of the consultation, and give participants the chance to ask questions and supply more reactions to the guidance. Details on how to sign up for these workshops is available here.
The draft guidance has been developed by an industry task group comprising built environment professionals, trade associations, and professional bodies. All feedback is to be reviewed with the task group, which will play a key role in finalising the guidance for publication next March.