Almost 100 companies and organisations have now committed to ensuring their buildings emit zero carbon emissions by 2030 or sooner, with the number signed up to the pledge near doubling since last year, the World Green Building Council (WGBC) announced today. Launched in 2018, the Net Zero Carbon Buildings Commitment has now attracted 96 signatories, with the actions they have pledged through the initiative expected to reduce CO2 emissions by 3.3 million tonnes, estimates the WGBC, which is spearheading the initiative. New signatories over the past 12 months – who include Filipino developer Arthaland, residential developer Joseoph Homes, Finish retail developer Citycon, Finnish pension insurer Varma, and healthcare and real estate investment trust Assura – have pledged that all the buildings they own, occupy or develop will operate at net zero carbon emissions by 2030 or earlier. Additionally, 28 cities, six states, and one region have signed the Commitment, which WGBC said “signalled a shift in political will towards net zero policy”. They join existing firms signed up to the pledge such as AESG, Signify, and Kingspan.
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