14 Aug '17, 8am

Congratulations @gbcbrasil on the launch of your Zero Energy Building Certification!

Green Building Council Brasil (GBC Brasil) has launched a new net zero building certification scheme, which aims to reduce carbon emissions from new and existing buildings to meet the Paris Agreement and supports WorldGBC’s goal to ensure all buildings are net zero carbon by 2050 . The new standard – the Zero Energy Building Certification – will be given to ‘self sufficient energy’ buildings, those which prioritise energy efficiency and use renewable energy which is generated on-site or off-site to achieve net zero carbon emissions annually in operation. Any remaining energy demand for the building not met through energy efficiency or renewables, can be offset using Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs). The certification is in line with the principles set out in WorldGBC’s Advancing Net Zero project , on which GBC Brasil is a participant. Even before the official launch ea...

Full article: http://www.worldgbc.org/news-media/gbc-brasil-launches-ne...

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