Industry Task Force
Sustainable Buildings Task Force
The Sustainable Buildings Task Force is made up of global CEOs from throughout the buildings industry working together to accelerate the delivery of net zero buildings to reduce carbon emissions and is chaired by George Oliver, Chairman & CEO, Johnson Controls (NYSE:JCI). The Task Force supports the overall SMI mission to speed the world's transition to a sustainable future by engaging and challenging public, private, and philanthropic sectors to bring economic value, in harmony with social and environmental sustainability.
Corporations can accelerate action to decarbonise the built environment
The Sustainable Buildings Taskforce has outlined best practices and recommendations to achieve a more sustainable built environment through technology adoption, supported by smart policies and innovative partnerships and incentives.
Letter of Intent
At the invitation of His Majesty King Charles III, in his former role as His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales, global CEOs from throughout the buildings industry have come together to accelerate the delivery of net zero buildings to reduce carbon emissions. The Task Force supports the overall SMI mission to speed the world's transition to a sustainable future by engaging and challenging public, private, and philanthropic sectors to bring economic value, in harmony with social and environmental sustainability.
Effective climate action requires the Sustainable Buildings Task Force to move quickly. Buildings account for nearly 40% of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions and decarbonizing buildings is key to decarbonizing the climate to ensure generations experience a healthy, safe and sustainable planet. Through the power of technology and digital transformation, the Sustainable Buildings Task Force will aim to advance policies that will accelerate the delivery of net zero buildings. In doing so, we are not only showing proper stewardship of the environment but also of shareholder interest and long-term asset value.
Together, the Members are united by a common ambition to harness the power of technology and drive partnerships and policy decisions that enable the adoption of sustainable building technology and drive a lower carbon future.
In coordination with other SMI Task Forces, the SMI Sustainable Buildings Task Force will focus its attention on delivering action in the following two priority areas:
Technology. The Task Force will encourage technology adoption, assessing barriers and addressing market drivers. It will provide guidance on effective, sustainable technologies and their applications, identify the most effective actions building owners can take to reduce building emissions and provide further guidance to address market gaps.
Partnerships and Incentives. The Task Force will showcase coordinated global efforts whereby the private sector is accelerating the transition to a sustainable future by minimizing operational energy and lifecycle emissions within existing real estate portfolios. The team will outline opportunities to promote partnerships across the commercial building sector, address roadblocks and identify key policies to outline how governments can incentivize building retrofits and green design principles.
George Oliver, Chairman & CEO, Johnson Controls
Effective climate action requires us to move quickly. Buildings account for nearly 40% of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions and decarbonizing buildings is the key to decarbonizing our future to ensure generations to come experience a healthy, safe and sustainable planet
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