The Net Zero Carbon Buildings Declaration has been signed by the leaders of nineteen global cities as a pledge to significantly cut greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) by ensuring that new buildings operate at net zero carbon by 2030.
In the United States, buildings account for nearly 40 percent of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions—more than the transportation or industrial sectors—and commercial and residential buildings comprise more than 70 percent of electricity use.
Designed by SmithGroupJJR, the Chesapeake Bay Foundation’s (CBF’s) Brock Environmental Center has earned Living Building Challenge (LBC) certification from the International Living Future Institute (ILFI). It produces 1.83 times more energy than it used over the past year.
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