We want you to be inspired by the leadership demonstrated by those already recognising the benefits of net zero carbon buildings to their core operations; and how these initiatives are helping to support others to follow their lead. If you would like to be featured in our leadership series, please get in touch!
As a WorldGBC Corporate Advisory Board member, the largest bank in the US is demonstrating unprecedented leadership in advancing sustainability within their global portfolio. Through a combination of enhanced energy efficiency measures, targeting 100 per cent renewable energy by 2020, and a $200bn clean energy financing fund, JPMorgan Chase recognises the long-term business opportunities in addressing their global impact.
Global ski report operator Vail’s “Epic Promise for a Zero Footprint” initiative commits to zero net emissions by 2030, zero waste to landfill by 2030, and zero net operating impact to forests and habitats. In addition to transitioning completely to renewable energy, the strategy includes a comprehensive review of operating practices, significant investment in innovative energy-saving projects and a guest engagement programme.
City of Vancouver
Vancouver’s Greenest City Action Plan sets out to meet the present and future needs of its inhabitants, by setting measurable and attainable targets in ten key areas around zero carbon, zero waste and healthy ecosystems. This includes requiring all new buildings constructed from 2020 onward to be carbon neutral in operations, as well as setting energy and emission reduction targets for existing buildings.
Australia’s Carbon Neutral Program certifies leading organisations, products and services against the National Carbon Offset Standard (NCOS). The NCOS sets requirements based on a rigorous and transparent framework, supported by international standards and tailored to the Australian context, and is an essential process in securing the country’s carbon neutral future.