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Welcome to the BPF Net Zero Knowledge Hub

Here you can find key resources relating to net zero buildings and to sustainability developments across the real estate sector.

You can search by using the tabs below.

 You can also search the BPF website for BPF-specific sustainability content here


What is net zero?

 

How do we achieve net zero?

 

There are a number of net zero commitments and initiatives relevant to BPF members.

These include the following:

NET ZERO POLICY

  • The Prime Minister’s ten-point plan for building back better, supporting green jobs and acerating the transition to net zero

  • The Government’s overall net zero strategy

  • The Government heat and buildings strategy, for how the UK will decarbonise our homes, and our commercial and industrial buildings, as part of setting a path to net zero by 2050

  • Independent assessment of the Governments heat and building strategy by the Committee on Climate Change

 

ENERGY POLICY

  • The Government’s Energy White Paper, setting out how the UK will clean up its energy system and reach net zero emissions by 2050

  • The Government’s Energy Security Strategy

  • The Government’s proposals for a national performance-based policy framework for rating the energy and carbon performance of large commercial and industrial buildings

  • BPF response to the Government’s proposals for a national performance-based policy framework for rating the energy and carbon performance of large commercial and industrial buildings

  • Government consultations on a future trajectory for the non-domestic minimum energy efficiency standards (MEES) of EPC B by 2030

  • BPF response to the most recent consultation on MEES for the non-domestic private rented sector

  • Government consultation on new minimum energy efficiency standards (MEES) for privately rented domestic properties

  • BPF response to the consultation on new minimum energy efficiency standards (MEES) for privately rented domestic properties
  • A framework for the future of real estate (published by the World Economic Forum). This includes best practices and case studies from around the world

  • To support a more sustainability property development sector, TFL have made their Sustainable Development Framework available as an open-source tool for delivering best-in-class sustainable developments

  • The Committee on Climate Changes report on how to make UK homes fit for the future 
  • UKGBC guidance on delivering net zero: key considerations for commercial retrofit

  • RICS building carbon database. The aim of the database is to allow users to identify where associated carbon emission reduction can be made, during all stages of a building’s life cycle 

  • BPF guidance for PRS landlords, managers and developers on ESG services 

  • BBP Toolkit for green leases to help owners and occupiers work together to reduce the environmental impact of their buildings 

  • UKGBC guidance for delivering social value on built environment projects 

  • UKGBC framework providing a methodology for measuring climate-related physical risks to built assets