The UK government has legislated to cut greenhouse gas emissions to net-zero by 2050. The decarbonisation of heat in existing domestic and non-domestic buildings will be a key step in reaching this target.

UKGBC is part of an industry coalition set up to support the transition to net-zero. The coalition was formed earlier this year by Mott MacDonald and a number of other infrastructure organisations (including UKGBC, Skanska, TfL and others) with the aim of working with Government on how to deliver the infrastructure needed for UK net-zero by 2050. This coalition is now working on a number of work packages to feed into key Government decisions in 2020. One of these is focussed on heat decarbonisation pathways, and is being undertaken in partnership with BEIS and the Committee on Climate Change.

The heat decarbonisation work focusses on alternative pathways for the decarbonisation of heat, each with different implementation challenges and opportunities for end users. As part of the workshop we will present three decarbonisation pathways that look at electrification, hydrogen and hybrid solutions. The session will bring together industry practitioners from different fields to identify and discuss what the key challenges are for end-users, and propose key decision points for deployment of low carbon measures and heating systems for end-users, which will feed into a decarbonisation of heating roadmap.

You can read the coalition’s launch report here.


Arrive from 9am for tea/coffee. The event will begin at 9:30am with presentations on three decarbonisation pathways that look at electrification, hydrogen and hybrid solutions before 2 hours of workshops. The event will end at midday.

Who should attend

Heat network engineers and operators, heating system manufacturers, MEP engineers, architects, building developers, owners and operators.

If you are not a UKGBC member and are interested in attending this event, please contact us at

Event details

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All are welcome.