A coalition of organisations that aims to create the UK’s Net Zero Carbon Buildings Standard (NZCBS) has called for valuable energy-related data to help develop the standard.
The standard will provide the industry with a single definition and methodology to determine what constitutes a net zero-carbon building. However, the coalition is asking those managing buildings and facilities in the UK to provide operational energy and embodied carbon performance data.
Specific data required includes
- Operational energy data for buildings – such as in-use consumption data from existing buildings and modelled performance data for buildings currently being designed or constructed or construction – to use as a benchmark for energy performance; and
- Embodied carbon data from new construction and retrofit projects to set benchmarks for embodied carbon emissions during the construction of various building types.
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Interested parties can also contact the team at the relevant address:
The NZCBS Technical Steering Group will be hosting a webinar on Thursday 17 November at 9.30am for those wanting an update on the standard’s development.
David Partridge, chairman of Related Argent and chair of the UK Net Zero Carbon Buildings Standard Governance Board, said: “If the real estate industry and built environment is to seriously address its impact on climate change, a universally adopted Net Zero Carbon Buildings Standard is absolutely essential.
“We are looking for built environment professionals to contribute data from a number of different asset types to develop a single, agreed methodology and for all stakeholders in the real estate industry who will be using the standard to get involved in order to formulate it appropriately. Please contribute to our call for evidence and join us in our update event to learn more about our plans and programme for developing and testing the standard.”
Clara Bagenal George, LETI and chair of the UK Net Zero Carbon Buildings Standard Technical Steering Group, said: "Not only will this project deliver much-needed clarity on how to verify net zero carbon buildings in the UK. But it also brings together key organisations that have been working in this space, to create a robust, industry-led Net Zero Carbon Buildings Standard, created through consensus and collaboration based on science."
The coalition comprises stakeholders from:
- Better Buildings Partnership (BBP);
- Building Research Establishment (BRE);
- The Carbon Trust;
- Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE);
- Institution of Structural Engineers (IStructE);
- Low Energy Transformation Initiative (LETI);
- Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA);
- Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS); and
- UK Green Building Council (UKGBC).