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Launch of the Building System Carbon Framework

The World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) has launched the Building System Carbon Framework, a tool that enables the cross-company action needed for reaching a net zero built environment by 2050.
It facilitates cooperation within the diverse and fragmented building and construction system, using a common metric and a full life-cycle approach. It is neutral on materials and solutions and bridges embodied and operational carbon, which is a vital prerequisite for the decarbonization of the built environment.

This is part of the WBCSD’s Transforming the Built Environment project and will form the base for future work within the Decarbonization workstream. As a first next step, the Building System Carbon Framework will be applied in case studies conducted in collaboration with project members. 

The global pandemic of COVID-19 has impacted people and businesses all around the world. This tool strives to guide in the process of building back better towards net-zero emissions and the construction of zero-carbon buildings. 

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