The story behind CO2nstructZero
In November 2020, the Government published its 10-point plan for a Green Industrial Revolution. It set out a path to Net Zero by 2050.
CO2nstructZero is the construction sector’s response. It sets out how the industry can collectively meet Net Zero. We’ve used the Climate Change Committee’s 6th Carbon budget to establish the nine priorities that frame our action plan, how we’ll measure our progress and hold ourselves to account.
The 9 Priorities
Accelerating the shift of the construction workforce to zero emission vehicles and onsite plant
Optimise the use of Modern Methods of Construction and improved onsite logistics, in doing so reducing waste and transport to sites
Championing developments and infrastructure investments that both enable connectivity with low carbon modes of transport and design to incorporate readiness for zero emission vehicles
Work with Government to deliver retrofitting to improve energy efficiency of the existing housing stock
Scale up industry capability to deliver low carbon heat solutions in buildings, supporting heat pump deployment, trials of hydrogen heating systems and heat networks
Enhancing the energy performance of new and existing buildings through higher operational energy efficiency standards and better building energy performance
Implementing carbon measurement, to support our construction projects in making quantifiable decisions to remove carbon
Become world leaders in designing out carbon, developing the capability of our designers and construction professionals to design in line with circular economy shifting commercial models to reward measurable carbon reductions
Support development of innovative low carbon materials as well as advancing low carbon solutions for manufacturing production processes and distribution
The Performance Framework
The Construction Leadership Council has published the CO2nstructZero Performance Framework.
We developed it to provide the CLC with a sector level dashboard on our progress towards Net Zero. It aims to motivate businesses to action and to help those outside the sector understand our progress.
How do I become a Business Champion or Partner?
Climate change is happening. Every industry has a part to play in reducing carbon emissions and meeting net zero by 2050. The construction industry is no exception.
CO2nstructZero:A unique opportunity through a public platform, which highlights and promotes, a construction company’s commitment to Net Zero
Are you our next Business Champion?
Calling all construction companies.
Do you want to cut your carbon emissions and publicise your commitments to achieving Net Zero?
Be part of the movement and tell us, or better still, show us what you are doing on the ground in the Net Zero space.
Over 112 companies have already joined CO2nstructZero. Join them.
New Champions are welcomed on a quarterly basis.
Are you a Partner?
We are a collective voice, striving to hit Net Zero by 2050. We are working together across industry to make a difference.
Over 112 Partners have joined to date.
Partner with CO2nstructZero even if you aren’t an industry trade association.
Be among them. All we need is your support and company logo.