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12 Mar 20211 minute read

UKGBC shares new guidance for renewable energy procurement

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UKGBC shares new guidance for renewable energy procurement

The UK Green Building Council (UKGBC) has published new guidance on the procurement of high-quality renewable energy and carbon offsetting for net zero buildings in the UK.

Designed to support UKGBC’s landmark report, 'Net Zero Carbon Buildings: A Framework Definition’, this guidance is intended to be used by building developers, designers, owners,  occupiers and policy makers. 

Julie Hirigoyen, Chief Execuive at UKGBC, said, "Designing for reductions in whole life carbon and greater energy efficiency are just two pieces of a complex puzzle when it comes to our transition to net zero carbon buildings. 

"The importance of the principles put forward in this guidance to evaluate the quality of renewable energy procurement routes, to calculate the residual emissions, and to offset those residual emissions in a meaningful way, is paramount to ensure the credibility of any net zero carbon building claim. 

"This guidance marks an important step forward in helping the industry to deliver on our net zero targets, and ultimately respond to the climate crisis with buildings that are fit for the future." 

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