Fully decarbonising the electricity system by 2035 is central to delivering Net Zero in the UK. With buildings responsible for over 60% of the UK’s national electricity demand, the built environment industry has a critical role to play in achieving this target, and the way electricity is procured for our buildings can accelerate our transition to a reliable, resilient, and zero carbon grid.
This guidance from UKGBC on Renewable Energy Procurement seeks to empower stakeholders tasked with procuring energy in the built environment to do so in a way that enables them to realise their climate ambition, while supporting the continued decarbonisation of the electricity supply sector. Across a suite of guidance documents, UKGBC’s series of reports gives industry the tools to make more informed procurement decisions.
Key aspects within the guidance include:
Three principles for good quality renewable electricity procurement –
A toolkit to better engage with your energy supplier
A rating system for assessing the performance of a building
A summary of procurement routes available in the market,
Renewable Energy Procurement Scoring Tool
With thanks to our Embodied Carbon Project Partners who make this work possible.