David Partridge, chairman of Related Argent, has been appointed chair of the governance board for the UK Net Zero Carbon Buildings Standard. The standard is designed to develop a single, agreed set of performance targets to identify and verify whether buildings, both new and existing, are net zero carbon, addressing operational energy and embodied carbon emissions.
Partridge is a former chairman of the UK Green Building Council and immediate past president of the British Property Federation, and sits on the Construction Leadership Council’s CO2nstructZero advisory board.
A series of task groups, made up of stakeholders from across the construction industry, are being assembled to deliver elements of the proposed standard. They are expected to start work ‘imminently’ and produce their initial outputs next year.
Partridge said: ‘If the real estate industry and built environment is to seriously address its impact on climate change, a universally adopted net zero carbon buildings standard is absolutely essential.’