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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 as changes in process, construction materials and technology will help us to deliver sustainable buildings which are truly net zero over their lifetime.

Sharing innovation in the widest possible sense will help us to creatively respond to the challenge. This is also why the group’s work is undertaken in partnership with members from ACE’s sister organisation, the Environmental Industries Commission (EIC). 

Chaired by Sarah Prichard of BuroHappold, the Net Zero group brings ACE and EIC members together to outline this net zero future. Through the policy forum and engagement across ACE and EIC’s activity and through the Construction Leadership Council’s CO2nstructZero campaign which ACE’s Hannah Vickers leads, the group is driving the whole industry towards a carbon free future.

ACE members who regularly participate: AECOM, Arcadis, Arup, Burroughs, Max Fordham, Mott MacDonald, Royal HaskoningDHV, Ramboll, Rybka, Stantec UK, Tony Gee, Waterman Group, WSP in the UK.

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Matthew  Farrow

Matthew Farrow

Director of Policy

Matthew is Director of Policy for ACE and sister organisation, EIC.

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