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The drive towards ‘Net Zero’ is an urgent call to action for governments and businesses. Energy use in buildings accounts for approximately a third of the UK’s carbon emissions. In addition to this, Environmental and Social Governance (ESG) is an ever increasing business priority.

As part of our 'Net zero buildings explained' series, we are hosting three webinars. The first describes the pathways to achieve a net zero building, the second explores the characteristics of a net zero building and the third delves into the detail of operating it.

Pathways to net zero buildings

Head of Strategy and Research, Tim Crozier-Cole and Senior Consultant Adam Smith walk you through typical decarbonisation pathways which are informed by our work with government and industry.

They set out how net zero is achieved for companies with large building portfolios:

-How is it defined?

-What do you need to do?

-Which parts of the journey are most difficult (i.e. decarbonising heat)?

-How do you engage the rest of your organisation to drive the change?

Watch: Pathways to net zero buildings

Characteristics of a net zero building

If you are an Asset Manager or an Estate Manager, you will be responsible for the delivery of net zero buildings. You may also be required to make decisions on appropriate solutions and to sign off the capital and operational costs for their implementation.

Head of Building Optimisation Services Tom Randall and Senior Consultant Greg Waring provide a summary of common technical solutions you are likely to be presented with for:

1. Optimisation

2. Energy Efficiency

3. Deep retrofit

4. Heat decarbonisation

5. On site renewable energy generation

Armed with this information you will understand the solutions available and which are most appropriate for your buildings.

Watch: Characteristics of a net zero building

Operation of a net zero building

The delivery of an operationally net zero building is an ongoing activity. If you are responsible for such buildings, you will need to know what is required to deliver efficient operation on a day to day basis and verify this through ongoing performance monitoring. Managing the systemic issues and ongoing stakeholder engagement are often the key to effective implementation.

We will walk you through the three influences on operation of a net zero building.

• Optimisation – covering in greater detail the principles of the efficient control building systems

• Monitoring – what and how data should be collected from buildings to monitor ongoing performance

• Embedding – changes required to Property and Facilities Management, and Tenancy agreements

Watch: Operation of a net zero building