Join this webinar to deepen your understanding of what ‘net zero’ means in practice, hear about UKGBC’s NZCB framework updates and the new cross-industry initiative to develop the UK’s first Net Zero Carbon Buildings Standard. 

In 2019 UKGBC published the landmark Net Zero Carbon Buildings Framework Definition to provide the industry with clarity on how to achieve net zero carbon buildings.  We subsequently published several key pieces of additional guidance which complement the original framework, and there is a growing array of supplementary resources developed by UKGBC and other leading industry stakeholders.  During this session, UKGBC will provide an update on the Framework that takes into account this evolving landscape and release some clarifications around commonly asked questions.

While significant progress has been made in defining what ‘net zero’ means for buildings in the UK, there remains ambiguity and inconsistency, as well as significant knowledge gaps throughout the industry.  Initiated by UKGBC, market analysis conducted with input from a range of key industry organisations called for a robust, accessible, and transparent net zero verification process. In response, a new cross-industry initiative has been launched to develop the UK’s first standard for verifying buildings as net zero carbon. This Standard will enable industry to robustly demonstrate and claim their built assets are net zero carbon and align with science-based emissions reduction trajectories.

During this webinar, we will provide an update on progress towards developing a UK Net Zero Carbon Buildings Standard and clarify how UKGBC’s Framework definition and the Standard relate to each other.

Who should attend

Built environment professionals who seek to either fund, procure, design, or specify a Net Zero Carbon Building and thoe wanting to demonstrate that their building is ‘Net Zero’-aligned with an industry-agreed Standard.

Why attend

Be more informed about the Framework definition current status, the NZCBs standard current status, how they complement each other and next steps for both


  • Yetunde Abdul, Head of Climate Action, UKGBC
  • Tom Wigg, Senior Advisor – Net Zero, UKGBC

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