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How we will reach zero carbon

The industry is on a journey towards zero carbon and we have an opportunity to lead by example. As signatories of Architects Declare and contributors to the London Energy Transformation Initiative (LETI), we have campaigned to push for faster change. We are working hard to turn advocacy into a built reality by collaborating with clients, stakeholders and design teams to achieve a zero carbon future. This has led us to pursue ultra-low energy design as the first step towards achieving zero carbon in operation.

This document provides a brief introduction to how we will reach zero carbon. We have outlined what we mean by an ‘ultra-low energy’ building as well as the four-step process we will use to ensure our zero carbon targets are met. This process will allow us to work together towards a more sustainable future.