RIBA 2030 Climate Challenge

The RIBA 2030 Climate Challenge

Our Technical Director Alastair Mallet has given his opinion on the newly released RIBA 2030 Climate Challenge.

The RIBA 2030 Climate Challenge, which launched last month, challenges the industry to deliver net zero whole-life carbon for new buildings and full refurbishment projects by 2030.

The challenge sets a series of targets for practices to adopt to reduce operational energy, embodied carbon and potable water.

If all RIBA Chartered Practices meet the RIBA 2030 Climate Challenge targets, they will play their part in addressing this global crisis.

RIBA 2030 Climate Challenge

“We are aware that to close the performance gap between design and actual operational performance, reliable data is needed,” Alastair admits. “The more that we know, the better informed the project team will be and the better we can advise our clients.”

Once the new Plan of Work is published and Noviun embed the 2030 Climate Challenge targets into their bid documents, informed clients will be looking to their professional team to deliver them, he believes.

Post occupancy evaluation (POE) is one aspect of the challenge that Noviun need to address. Reducing operational energy by the Challenge’s target of at least 75% will require POE of some form.

You can read more about the thoughts from Alastair and other thought leaders in the industry at the RIBA website:

How practices will get to net zero by 2030.

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