This report, produced by the Zero Carbon Non Domestic Task Group of the UK Green Building Council, examines the case for action on the 2019 zero carbon target for non-domestic buildings.
According to the report, the original vision of a zero carbon policy should be maintained; at some point in the future, new buildings should be zero regulated energy and have no CO₂ emissions through investment in renewables. Also, investment in improving existing buildings is very important. Furthermore, Government policy should, in time, seek to reduce and offset, or otherwise address, unregulated energy and the "capital" carbon associated with the construction of buildings (embodied carbon).
The report reinforces the case for Building Regulations, proposing future changes which will continue to challenge the built environment industry. It also highlights the need for mandatory regulation and more future standards in the non-domestic sector.
For further information or to download the report, please visit the relevant UK Green Building Council website.