Achieving Zero Framework:

Phasing out CO2 emissions in the urban built environment by mid-century

Reaching zero carbon emissions in the built environment by 2050 is critical if we are to successfully manage climate change. Achieving Zero is a framework and set of tools to help sub-national governments (state, provincial and regional) meet this target.

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Target Zero Net Carbon Buildings

Accelerate Energy Upgrades for Existing Buildings

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Support Access to Carbon-Free Renewable Energy

BENEFITS:

ECONOMIC

Buildings upgraded to comply with the framework will increase the demand for high-performance building products and services from local vendors, creating a new economic driver and generating thousands of new permanent jobs.

COMMUNITY RESILIENCE

Achieving Zero will enable individuals and neighborhoods to continue to prosper even in times of environmental and economic strain, building enhanced resiliency through an upgraded building stock and a thriving local economy.

EQUITY

Achieving Zero helps reduce the disparity in climate-related impacts across all urban communities while creating new models for financing, community ownership and co-benefits for those who typically lack access.

ZERO TOOL

Determine a buildings’ progress to Zero Net Carbon, based on location, building type and size. The tool is applicable to new and existing buildings.

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