Globally, there’s an urgent need to rapidly reduce carbon emissions to avoid the worst impacts of climate change.
With around 85% of carbon emissions in the City of Yarra coming from electricity and gas usage in residential and commercial buildings, there is a clear need — and considerable opportunity — for new developments that achieve zero net carbon emissions.
The built environment can deliver rapid and cost-effective reductions to emissions and energy consumption using technologies and approaches that are widely available today.
Net zero carbon buildings are less expensive to operate, healthier and more resilient than typical buildings. They deliver considerable environmental, social and economic benefits to the community.