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How to define (net) zero greenhouse gas emissions buildings: The results of an international survey as part of IEA EBC annex 72

Satola, D.; Balouktsi, M.; Lützkendorf, T.; Wiberg, A. H.; Gustavsen, A.

The concept of (net) zero greenhouse gas (GHG) emission(s) buildings is gaining wide international attention and is considered to be the main pathway for achieving climate neutrality targets in the built environment. However, there is an increasing plethora of differing terms, definitions, and approaches emerging worldwide. To understand the current progress of the ongoing discussion, this study provides an overview of terms, definitions, and key features from a review of 35 building assessment approaches. The investigation identified that 13 voluntary frameworks from 11 countries are particularly characterised by net zero-carbon/GHG emissions performance targets, which are then subject to a more detailed analysis. The review was organised in the context of the project IEA EBC Annex 72 on “Assessing Life Cycle Related Environmental Impacts Caused by Buildings”, which involves researchers from over 25 countries worldwide.

In the current dynamic political surroundings and ongoing scientific debate, only an initial overview of this topic can be presented. However, providing typologies and fostering transparency would be instrumental in delivering clarity, limiting misunderstanding, and avoiding potential greenwashing. ... mehr

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DOI: 10.5445/IR/1000129830
Veröffentlicht am 05.03.2021
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Zugehörige Institution(en) am KIT Ökonomie und Ökologie des Wohnungsbaus (OEW)
Publikationstyp Zeitschriftenaufsatz
Publikationsjahr 2021
Sprache Englisch
Identifikator ISSN: 0360-1323, 1873-684X
KITopen-ID: 1000129830
Erschienen in Building and environment
Verlag Elsevier
Band 192
Seiten Art.-Nr.: 107619
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