How society responds to the Net Zero challenge is the biggest question of our time.
The government has committed the UK to cutting greenhouse emissions to net zero and in doing so is playing its part in capping global heating at 1.5 degrees, thus mitigating the worst effects of climate change.
How we design, build and operate our buildings and infrastructure will become the key consideration. Changes in process, construction materials and technology will help deliver sustainable buildings which are net zero over their lifetime.
Identifying best-practice from across the EIC membership base will help us to rise to this challenge and deliver on society’s ambitious goals. Sharing innovation in the widest possible sense will help us to creatively respond to the challenge. This is also why the campaign is being delivered in partnership with EIC’s sister organisation, the Association for Consultancy and Engineering (ACE).
Chaired by Sarah Prichard of ACE member BuroHappold, the Net Zero taskforce brings ACE and EIC members together to outline a net zero future for our industry. It will engage with ACE and EIC’s groups, and with the wider industry, through dedicated events and sessions at conferences.
Findings will be pulled together in to two reports. One will help society achieve its net zero ambitions, the other is aimed at providing members the tools for doing business in a net zero world.