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. 

Like all businesses, ACE members will need to change the way they work on a day-to-day basis. More than that though, as the designers of the built environment, they are key to delivering the net zero society of the near future. 

How we design, build and operate our buildings and infrastructure will become the key consideration for our sector. Changes in process, construction materials and technology will help us to deliver sustainable buildings which are net zero over their lifetime.

Identifying best-practice from across the membership base will help us to collectively 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 ACE’s sister organisation, the Environmental Industries Commission (EIC). 

Chaired by Sarah Prichard of 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.

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