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.
Net Zero: A guide for SMEs working in the built environment in Northern Ireland
Guide for ACE and EIC members working in Northern Ireland.
Net Zero: A guide for SMEs working in the built environment in Scotland
Guide for ACE and EIC members working in Scotland.
Net Zero: A guide for SMEs working in the built environment in Wales
Guide for ACE and EIC members working in Wales.
Mapping the Path to Net Zero
ACE responds to the Environmental Audit Committee inquiry.
Northern Ireland Climate Change Bill Consultation
ACE Northern Ireland responds to key consultation.
Briefing - Transport Decarbonisation Plan
Memebr-only briefing on key Department for Transport Plan.
Net Zero: A guide for SMEs working in the built environment
Practical member only guide to Net Zero.
Budget 2021 - Initial briefing
A member-only briefing on the major announcements at Budget 2021.
Environmental data and the future of planning
Slides from EIC Green Data webinar series.
ACE ACTIVITY PLAN 2021
The annually updated programme of work for ACE.
ACE CORPORATE PLAN 2021 TO 2023
ACE's three year corporate plan outlines the work themes for the association.
Unlocking a low carbon hydrogen economy
Slides from our webinar with John Egan, Progressive Energy on HyNet North West.
Innovation and a green economic recovery
Slides from EIC Green Data webinar series.
Engineering the Transition
Report produced for the Scottish Government on a transition to a Net Zero future.
COVID-19’s impact on environmental data management
Slides from the EIC Green Data webinar.
Report launch - Are we ready? Delivering Net Zero in the built environment
Slides from our report launch with ACE/EIC.
Are we ready? Delivering Net Zero in the built environment
Exploring how prepared we are for Net Zero.
Road to Net Zero
Slides from the webinar organised by ACE Emerging Professionals Midlands.
ACE's submission to Government departments.
Net Zero - An Insight
Slides from our webinar organised by ACE Emerging Professionals North West.
Report launch: the five capitals approach
Slides from our webinar on the five capitals approach.
Measures for Successful outcomes: the five capitals approach
ACE discussion paper on new approach to procurement.
ACE Manifesto: Infrastructure for everyone
Outlining a raft of policies ready for all political parties to engage with.
How can we accelerate the delivery of a sustainable built environment?
ACE discussion paper.
Autumn Budget 2018: ACE Submission
ACE submission to HM Treasury in advance of the Autumn Budget 2018.
Policy Briefing - Autumn Budget 2017
ACE analysis of Philip Hammond's Budget.
Policy Briefing - Queen's Speech 2017
ACE briefing analyses the key bills for infrastructure.
Policy Briefing - Manifesto comparison 2017
We compare the offering for infrastructure from the three major parties.
Policy Briefing - Budget 2017
ACE analysis of Philip Hammond's Spring Budget.
Policy Briefing - Autumn Statement 2016
ACE analysis of what it means for infrastructure.
Electricity Interconnection and Storage
ACE responds to the National Infrastructure Commission's Call for Evidence.
Electricity Market Reform: Generating Results
Exploring the growing need for investment in the UK's energy sector.
ACE's introduction to carbon pricing.
Carbon Capture and Storage
ACE outlines its position on carbon capture and storage.