Since its inception in 2018, UKGBC’s Advancing Net Zero (ANZ) programme has been leading the UK’s transition to a net zero carbon built environment and it continues to work with the programme’s Partners, and wider UKGBC membership, on guidance and advocacy work to help the sector reach net zero. 

UKGBC is delighted to announce the following organisations as Advancing Net Zero Programme Partners: 

  • BAM Construct UK 
  • Berkeley Group 
  • Buro Happold 
  • CBRE
  • Grosvenor Property UK 
  • Hoare Lea 
  • ISG 
  • JLL 
  • Lloyds Banking Group 
  • Turner & Townsend 

Spanning a wide range of sectors, the Advancing Net Zero Programme Partners represent the voice of the industry. Their generous support will enable UKGBC to use its convening power to foster cross-sector collaboration and help tackle current industry barriers to progress. 

In collaboration with the Partners, UKGBC has identified the following as key priorities for the Advancing Net Zero programme:

  • Renewable energy procurement (book the upcoming project kick off here) 
  • Commercial retrofit
  • Verification of net zero buildings 
  • System enablers for a circular economy
  • Carbon pricing 
  • Embodied carbon  
  • Finance & Valuation 

For other organisations who wish to get involved in the programme, there is the opportunity to be involved as a Project Partner for specific projects, as well as through joining various Task Groups or Review Groups. To stay informed of any upcoming opportunities, contact us at to be added to our quarterly mailing list. 

If you who would like to find out more about the programme’s work to date, including past outputs and other helpful resources such as our Course Mail series, please visit the ANZ homepage. 

Yetunde Abdul, Head of Climate Action, UKGBC said:

“The core purpose of UKGBC’s Advancing Net Zero programme is to identify and accelerate the solutions we need to secure a net zero future for the built environment. Each year the ANZ partners play a pivotal role in shaping the content of our annual work programme and providing valuable insight into the challenges and successes they experience on the ground, and I look forward to working with each partner more closely over the coming year.”

Andrew Pryke, Managing Director, BAM said:

“The ANZ programme provides the construction sector with the opportunity to accelerate the delivery of net zero carbon buildings. BAM is deeply committed to doing this across the whole of the built environment and so it is our pleasure to remain a partner as we stride towards net zero.”

Duncan Price, Partner and Global Sustainability & Climate Lead, Buro Happold said:

“Buro Happold is delighted to continue its Advancing Net Zero Programme partnership with UKGBC, developing real, practical guidance for how clients can turn their net zero commitments into action. It’s only through strong collaboration right across the sector that we can decarbonise the built environment at speed and deliver the substantial environmental, social and business benefits.“ 

Amanda Skeldon, Climate & Nature Director, JLL said:

“At JLL, sustainability is at the heart of what we do; the Advancing Net Zero programme provides a platform for us to advocate for the industry and to stay at the forefront of progress on this agenda. The ANZ programme enables us to ensure our colleagues are well-informed and able to provide the best possible advice and support to our clients in tackling the challenges of achieving net zero carbon within the built environment.” 

Peter McGettrick, Managing Director, Advisory at Turner & Townsend said:

“We are delighted to continue our partnership with UKGBC on their Advancing Net Zero Programme at such a crucial time for the green agenda. Our work with UKGBC, and its other major partners, will help further develop a plan to achieve a net zero carbon built environment in the UK, adding to Turner & Townsend’s commitment to creating a greener, more inclusive and productive world.”