World Green Building Week runs from 21 – 25 September 2020; it’s World Green Building Council’s annual campaign to inspire people around the world to create greener buildings.
World Green Building Week is an annual campaign to raise awareness of the crucial need for green spaces around the world. The idea is that green buildings are one of the most effective ways to achieve a huge range of our global green goals, such as climate change, creating sustainable communities and using both to push economic growth.
Unsurprisingly, it’s a campaign we get behind wholeheartedly. And, this year, it is asking people to #ActOnClimate.
Will you #ActOnClimate for World Green Building Week?
The aim of #ActOnClimate is to encourage the building sector, policy makers and governments to take urgent action and deliver net zero buildings. The campaign also wants to emphasise the leaders already taking control by creating green spaces to live and work.
#ActOnClimate is threefold:
- For Communities – net zero buildings support a healthier and more sustainable built environment, creating thriving and resilient communities.
- For the Planet – buildings account for more than one-third of global carbon emissions. It’s vital we prioritise net zero buildings today to protect our planet and future generations.
- Net Zero Buildings for Economies – investing in new and existing net zero buildings today can stimulate innovation, activate supply chains and create jobs.
This MATTERS. Building and construction is responsible for 39% of global energy-related carbon emissions. If we can achieve more net zero carbon emissions, we can tackle the climate crisis head on.
But we cannot do it alone. We need to collaborate. And we need the governments of the world to step up and back us.
How can you #ActOnClimate?
Over the five days of World Green Building Week, the collaboration of Green Building Councils (led by the World Green Building Council network) will showcase examples of global industry leadership. Together, they will provide a voice and inspire solutions around the world.
The campaign will be embracing two core ‘Call to Action Statements’.
- By 2030, all new buildings, infrastructure and renovations will have at least 40% less embodied carbon with significant upfront carbon reduction, and all new buildings must be net zero operational carbon.
- By 2050, new buildings, infrastructure and renovations will have net zero embodied carbon, and all buildings, including existing buildings, must be net zero operational carbon.
If you back these statements, you can sign and support the mission here.
Can Buildpass help me deliver net zero carbon buildings?
It would be our pleasure!
We’re sustainability geeks. It’s what we do – we live and breathe it. And we are passionate about the green agenda and helping builders, designers and developers around the UK ‘play their part’ to help us hit our global green goals for climate change.