JLL and Lendlease among the companies to commitment during 11th Annual World Green Building Week.
The annual World Green Building Week (WGBW) led by the World Green Building Council (WorldGBC) network, has this year galvanised over 214 events in more than 40 countries.
WGBW has prompted more than 100 organisations to endorse a Call to Action statement, urging all levels of government to implement policy to ensure that by 2030, all new buildings, infrastructure and refurbishments have at least 40% less embodied carbon, with significant upfront carbon reduction, with all new buildings having net zero operational carbon.
By 2050, new buildings, infrastructure and renovations should have net zero embodied carbon, and all buildings, including existing buildings, must be net zero operational carbon
With just over a year to go till COP26 in November 2021, 10 new companies have also pledged to take action on net zero buildings by signing the Net Zero Carbon Buildings Commitment, bringing the total number of signatories to 110. This commitment recognises business, organisations and regions taking action to reach net zero carbon in operation for all assets under their direct control by 2030, and all buildings to be net zero carbon in operation by 2050.
The new signatories are:
- Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL)
- SOM (Skidmore, Owings & Merrill)
- Lendlease Europe
- Argent LLP
- Grainger PLC
- AECOM UK
- Hoare Lea LLP
- Brunswick Property Partners
The Commitment has successfully catalysed progress with two signatories, Signify and Hudson Pacific Properties, recently achieving their goals of carbon neutrality ahead of schedule
During 21-25 September events will be streaming continuously for 24 hours a day, exploring topics ranging from financial incentives to the implications of cooling needs, and will include relevant case studies. Pre-recorded content will also be available, featuring industry experts on the WorldGBC website.