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What does zero mean? Take part in new CIBSE-LETI survey

In November 2021, CIBSE and LETI are jointly running a survey on Net Zero definitions.

The survey deadline has been extended until Friday 3rd December.

The built environment in the UK and around the world is increasingly committed to achieve Net Zero buildings. To deliver real progress, we need to agree on what this means, in practice and in the detail.

As a step towards this, and building on the work by the UKGBC, in summer 2021 LETI and the Whole Life Carbon Network, supported by the RIBA, produced a set of definitions:

CIBSE and LETI are now working together to produce a set of FAQs on the definitions, and we are running a survey about it, to make sure the definitions are applied consistently in as many real-life situations are possible, and that they deliver the right outcomes.

In parallel, CIBSE are considering whether to adopt the definitions and are keen to hear views on this.  The survey asks for your opinion on the following:

  • Do you agree with the definitions and their interpretation in the FAQs?
  • Are the FAQs clear?
  • Do you have other questions that you think should be addressed in the FAQs?
  • Do you think CIBSE should adopt the definitions?

Please help produce the FAQs and inform CIBSE's decisions by taking part in the survey, before Friday 3rd December 2021.

The survey should be done after having read the draft FAQs.

  • To take part in the survey,  please download this FAQ document which provides the draft FAQs and a link to the survey.
  • No question is mandatory. You can just skip questions or sections as you wish, to focus on the areas that you are most interested and/or expert in.
  • You do not have to provide your contact details, unless you wish to.

Contact Julie Godefroy, CIBSE Head of Sustainability at [email protected] , or Clara Bagenal-George, who initiated LETI at [email protected] if you have any questions or comments.

Thank you!