The World Green Building Council (WGBC) has put the built environment sector on notice. The WGBC has set an ambitious target of eliminating carbon emissions for building portfolios by 2030, in order to meet the targets of the Paris Agreement. WGBC has launched its Net Zero Carbon Buildings Commitment calling on companies to track, verify and report on commitments to eliminate operational carbon emissions from their building stocks. Majid Al Futtaim, a shopping mall, retail and leisure firm in the Middle East and North Africa, Integral Group and IoT lighting firm Signify are the first three signatories of the commitment.
Signatories to the Net Zero Carbon Buildings Commitment are encouraged to promote the aims across the supply chain by incentivising energy demand reductions and the uptake of renewable energy solutions.