The flagship event in the global green building calendar – is fast approaching! It will take place from September 21st to 25th 2020.
The building sector is the largest single energy consumer in Europe. Carbon neutrality cannot be reached without decarbonising our building stock. This year’s World Green Building Week will focus on delivering net zero carbon buildings.
Countries worldwide are declaring climate emergencies and industry awareness and accountability are at all-time highs. With leading businesses demonstrating how to achieve net zero carbon emissions, governments must step up to scale this action. The introduction of new cycle lanes and pedestrian zones in many towns and cities during the COVID-19 pandemic show that changes can happen fast.
With less than 10 years to address the climate crisis, we are calling on the building sector, policymakers and governments to take urgent action to deliver net zero buildings. During this World Green Building Week, we want organisations that are already working towards carbon neutrality to share their experiences and best practice, so that these solutions are brought to scale.
Our campaign to #ActOnClimate is threefold:
- For Communities – net zero buildings support a healthier and more sustainable built environment, creating thriving and resilient communities.
- For the Planet – buildings account for more than one-third of global carbon emissions. It’s vital we prioritise net zero buildings today to protect our planet and future generations.
- Net Zero Buildings for Economies – investing in new and existing net zero buildings today can stimulate innovation, activate supply chains and create jobs.
The Irish Green Building Council invites all members to join the 2020 World Green Building Week campaign – #ActOnClimate.
This is an opportunity for you to:
- Host an #ActOnClimate webinar talking about how to achieve net zero buildings – invite a guest speaker from your network to share their story
- Host an #ActOnClimate virtual tour – showcasing your most sustainable buildings
- Post a blog, a short film or share an article about World Green Building Week and net zero carbon buildings on your own channels (websites, social media, and email newsletters)
- Release new reports or research on net zero carbon buildings
- Tell your colleagues about the inspiring stories about businesses and governments who #ActOnClimate
- Talk to your colleagues about how to develop a net zero strategy for your organisation, and sign up to the Net Zero Carbon Buildings commitment
- Join our EPD Campaign and advocate for net zero carbon buildings
- Join our social media campaign #WGBW2020 #ActOnClimate
- Find and attend a World Green Building Week event in Ireland
- Use the IGBC Learning Hub to find out more about Resources & Circularity and Zero carbon building
- Learn about the world’s most cutting-edge sustainable buildings in our interactive case study map
All of us have key roles to play. Whether it’s spreading the Advancing Net Zero project message on how buildings can tackle the climate crisis, or by advocating for bolder regulation to support sector decarbonisation, we can make a difference.
Want to get involved? Contact us today.
About World Green Building Week
World Green Building Week (21-25 Sept 2020) is an annual campaign that motivates and empowers us all to deliver greener buildings. This World Green Building Week, we #ActOnClimate and explore how we can create a green, healthy and climate resilient built environment for all. The week is led by the World Green Building Council, its network of almost 70 Green Building Councils and their 37,000 members, and corporate partners. Over five days, the World Green Building Council network of Green Building Councils and partners will showcase examples of global industry leadership. We will deliver a coordinated, collective voice of the industry to demonstrate the existing leadership in the net zero building movement, and call for bolder and more ambitious regulation to unlock these solutions.
Want to learn more about past World Green Building Weeks in Ireland?
* World Green Building Week 2019 – #BuildingLife
* World Green Building Week 2018 – #HomeGreenHome
* World Green Building Week 2017 – #OurHeroisZero