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2020-05-01 | German Sustainable Building Council - DGNB
German Sustainable Building Council - DGNB

This brochure produced by the German Sustainable Building Council details the path from climate neutral buildings to climate positive. It includes case studies of climate positive buildings from Singapore and Germany. Finally, it outlines the elements of a climate action strategy. 

Architecture 2030

The ZERO Code is a national and international building energy standard for new building construction that integrates cost-effective energy efficiency standards with on-site and/or off-site renewable energy resulting in zero-net-carbon buildings.

The ZERO Code includes prescriptive and performance paths for building energy efficiency compliance based on current standards that are widely used by municipalities and building professionals worldwide.

World Green Building Council

How to get involved in World Green Building Week 2018


Sustainable Development Goal 13 (SDG 13) – to take urgent action to combat climate change and its impact is one of gravest existential threats facing our collective, sustainable future survival on this planet.

SDG 13 has many aspects that relate to action on buildings and the work of the Global Alliance for Buildings and Construction.

The brief contains 1. an overview of SDG 13 progress to date, in particular regarding the integration of the environmental dimension; 2. Gaps identified, key challenges and policies to address them, highlighting the interlinkages with other SDGs; 3. Examples of working policies; 4. Key messages.

Read the issue brief to learn more.

13.1: Strengthen resilience and adaptive capacity to climate impacts
13.2: Integrate climate change measures into national policies, strategies, and planning
13.3: Improve climate education, awareness, human and institutional capacity
13.A: Mobilize $100 billion annually by 2020 to address needs of developing countries in meaningful adaptation and transparency of implementation
13.B: Raise capacity for effective climate change related planning and management in least developed countries