The World Green Building Council released an update to their commitment to reach the Paris Agreement goal and limit global warming.
About 70 Green Building Councils around the world want to reach the Paris Agreement goal of limiting global warming.
The construction and building industries are some of the biggest contributors to carbon emissions. They are responsible for 40% of total emissions on Earth.
According to InHabitat, the industry has seen a reduction in its environmental impact because new policies were implemented.
The World Green Building Council released a Net Zero Carbon Buildings Commitment, and they’ve updated it for the COP26.
In their original statement, the Council aimed to halve the emissions the construction industry creates by 2030 and to achieve total decarbonization by 2050. They hope to achieve this by reducing how much energy buildings consume and eliminating reliance on fossil fuels.
Now, they are going a step further. The Council wants to slash embodied emissions, which are emissions produced before the building is operational. About 10% of the total carbon emissions come from materials and construction. They hope that energy-efficient practices will make fast progress and speed up green building.
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