The UK Green Building Council has launched the first UK Roadmap for achieving Net Zero carbon in the built environment by 2050.
The Whole Life Carbon Roadmap provides a shared vision and set of actions for achieving a Net Zero UK built environment by 2050. It is the first quantification of the carbon reductions required each year from buildings and infrastructure in the lead up to 2050.
Watkins Payne has worked as a pioneer delivery partner with the Better Building Partnership (BBP) to help bring the industry into a ‘Design for Performance’ (DfP) culture. This has culminated in the recent launch of the NABERS UK scheme where a building’s performance is tracked and monitored from inception, to beyond completion into actual operation.
The adoption of a design for performance approach is one of UKGBC’s five key priorities of the Roadmap, as is the recommendation that whole life carbon measurements are carried out. Watkins Payne has in-depth experience in undertaking carbon assessments for both refurbishment and new build projects to support the delivery of this objective.
Working in line with the Whole Life Carbon Roadmap, we are in full support that we can achieve Net Zero in the built environment by 2050.