European cities commit to net zero buildings

As part of the World Green Building Council’s initiative, European cities have committed to net zero buildings.

In this days of climate negotiations, leading European cities and companies have pledged to reduce carbon emissions from their buildings to net zero.

Helsinki (Finland) and Valladolid (Spain) have signed the World Green Building Council’s (WorldGBC) Net Zero Carbon Buildings Commitment, alongside property sector leaders Carbon Credentials, Grimshaw Architects and Grosvenor Group. They join 26 other leading cities across the world that have already signed the Commitment. Helsinki has pledged to be entirely carbon-neutral by 2035, one of the world’s most ambitious city climate targets.

Grosvenor Group, one of the world's largest privately owned international property companies, is committed to work towards all buildings across its portfolio, directly and indirectly-managed, to be embodied and operational net zero carbon by 2050.

The World Green Building Council is co-organizing the Sustainable Innovation Forum 2019, alongside COP25, on the 10-11 Decemeber in Madrid, Spain. Registrations are still open.