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Here you can find key resources relating to net zero buildings and to sustainability developments across the real estate sector.

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What is net zero?

 

How do we achieve net zero?

Net Zero Policy

  • The Prime Minister’s ten-point plan for building back better, supporting green jobs and acerating the transition to net zero

  • The Government’s overall net zero strategy

  • The Government heat and buildings strategy, for how the UK will decarbonise our homes, and our commercial and industrial buildings, as part of setting a path to net zero by 2050

  • Independent assessment of the Governments heat and building strategy by the Committee on Climate Change

 

Energy Policy

  • The Government’s Energy White Paper, setting out how the UK will clean up its energy system and reach net zero emissions by 2050

  • The Government’s Energy Security Strategy

  • The Government’s proposals for a national performance-based policy framework for rating the energy and carbon performance of large commercial and industrial buildings

  • BPF response to the Government’s proposals for a national performance-based policy framework for rating the energy and carbon performance of large commercial and industrial buildings

  • Government consultations on a future trajectory for the non-domestic minimum energy efficiency standards (MEES) of EPC B by 2030

  • BPF response to the most recent consultation on MEES for the non-domestic private rented sector

  • Government consultation on new minimum energy efficiency standards (MEES) for privately rented domestic properties

  • BPF response to the consultation on new minimum energy efficiency standards (MEES) for privately rented domestic properties
  • UKGBC guidance on delivering net zero: key considerations for commercial retrofit

  • RICS building carbon database. The aim of the database is to allow users to identify where associated carbon emission reduction can be made, during all stages of a building’s life cycle

  • BPF guidance for PRS landlords, managers and developers on ESG services

  • BBP Toolkit for green leases to help owners and occupiers work together to reduce the environmental impact of their buildings

  • UKGBC guidance for delivering social value on built environment projects

  • UKGBC framework providing a methodology for measuring climate-related physical risks to built assets