PRESS RELEASE: Net zero carbon buildings: new guidance for renewable energy procurement and carbon offsetting

The UK Green Building Council (UKGBC) has today (9 March 2021) published Renewable Energy Procurement and Carbon Offsetting Guidance for Net Zero Carbon Buildings. This guidance provides clarity for the property and construction industry on the procurement of high-quality renewable energy and carbon offsets for net zero buildings and organisations in the UK.

It includes a set of principles which should be used to both evaluate the quality of renewable energy procurement routes, including how to create additionality – driving a material increase in the UK’s renewable energy capacity. It also outlines how the environmental integrity of an offset should be determined, the existing carbon standards that provide this assurance of integrity, and how domestic carbon standards can play a role within organisational net zero strategies.

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