ISG’s Sustainable Buildings Monitor research and insight report is available now.
Climate change is the greatest challenge facing our planet.
Before COVID-19, the global community committed to bold action. The pandemic shook the world, but the climate change emergency hasn’t gone away.
Significantly though, many view the pandemic as an opportunity to reset and assess the impact we are having on the planet, and speculate that the COVID-19 recovery could in fact be a green one.
The built environment has a critical role to play. With a quarter of all CO2 emissions coming from buildings, the global community needs to reduce building energy consumption by over 80% if we are to reach zero-carbon targets.
If we are to chart a sustainable future, first we need to understand where we are now.
ISG’s Sustainable Buildings Monitor provides data on the international variations in the carbon emissions and energy consumption due to the operation of commercial buildings.
By understanding the data, we can better support those countries that have the most work to do in cutting the emissions produced by the buildings that occupy them – delivering solutions to champion energy efficiency, create smart spaces, and retrofit existing ones too – and take radical steps on the journey to securing a net zero legacy for our cities, towns and communities.
If the COVID-19 pandemic has taught us anything, it is that coming together as a community means we can solve the big problems that our world faces.
Less than 10,370 days and counting – that’s how long we have to reach 2050 net zero goals. The time to act is now.
How ready are you?
ISG Smart Series: Sustainable Buildings Monitor
On 11 May we held a webinar where we heard industry-leading experts share their insights on how building owners, occupiers, developers and businesses in the construction industry and beyond can take radical steps on the journey to securing a net zero legacy for our cities, towns and communities across the UK.
If you missed the live event, the full ISG Smart Series webinar is available to watch here.
Whether she’s using her voice in the fight against climate change or singing to end youth homelessness, Anna is driven to create a better world.
Anna Foden, Head of Sustainability, London, UK