Let’s be honest, achieving true net-zero is still a huge challenge

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Even with a highly motivated team, RIBA’s 2030 target is little more than an aspiration with less than a decade to go, as Robin Turner demonstrates with this live project

Net-zero is the new sustainable buzzword in the built environment but this doesn’t mean everyone knows what it means or how to achieve it in reality.

There is a growing understanding that the built environment must make radical changes to address the climate emergency and architects are in the right place to oversee this process.

Some clients are very interested in developments that can be accredited with net-zero status, which means there are huge opportunities to develop these kinds of design and construction methods.

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