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COP26 #BuildingsPavilion - Net-zero buildings: how do we get there? (WBCSD, Arup)

Glasgow

Buildings Pavilion - The Climate Pledge Theater (Hall 5)

COP26 #BuildingsPavilion

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Place: Buildings Pavilion - The Climate Pledge Theatre (Hall 5)

Time: 17:15 - 18:30 GMT

Summary:

Organized by WBCSD and ARUP, this event presented the results of the recently published WBCSD report “Net-zero buildings: Where do we stand?" The event discussed how to get the construction industry on track to meet global climate targets and highlighted the importance of sharing data, setting specific carbon reduction targets and collaboration across the value chain. Facilitated by Arup, speakers from Skanska, CDL, Bechtel and GBCSA discussed with the audience to understand how low, in terms of emissions, the built environment can go. All companies need to start measuring the full carbon footprint of their real estate assets. We must integrate whole life carbon (WLC) assessment in all construction projects; have a shared definition for what “net-zero” buildings mean and start setting absolute decarbonization targets.

Background:

To get the construction industry on track to reach global climate targets, all companies need to start measuring the full carbon footprint of their real estate assets. We must integrate whole life carbon (WLC) assessment in all construction projects; have a shared definition for what “net-zero” buildings mean and start setting absolute decarbonization targets. These practices need to be mainstreamed through wide collaboration across the entire building system value chain so that every actor pulls in the same direction.

Speakers include:

  • Anna Akesson, Senior Environmental Manager, Skanska

  • Chris Carroll, Director Building Engineering, Arup

  • Jo da Silva, Global Sustainable Development Director, Arup

  • Mike de Silva, Sustainability Manager, Bechtel

  • Roland Hunziker, Director Sustainable Buildings & Cities, WBCSD