The first two Building for Climate Change Frameworks are open for consultation

Posted: 31 August 2020

The Building for Climate Change programme has been set up to reduce greenhouse gas emissions during the construction and use of buildings.

This programme will play a key role in New Zealand's goal of reaching net zero carbon emissions by the year 2050, and now you can have your say on our first two frameworks that will help shape it:

  • The Whole-of-Life Embodied Carbon Emissions Framework looks at reducing carbon emissions across a building’s whole life cycle – from the production of building materials, all the way through to what happens to the building when it's at the end of its life.
  • The Transforming Operational Efficiency Framework focusses on reducing carbon emissions related to the operation of buildings, such as the use of heating, cooling, lighting and ventilation.

Please visit our Building for Climate Change consultation page on the MBIE website to read both framework documents, and submit your feedback.

This programme will be engaging with the building and construction Sector to test out ideas and future approaches to make sure we get this right. We will continue to post updates here with any new initiatives and consultations as they happen.

Update: We have now extended the submission deadline - submissions are now due on 11 October 2020 at 7pm.

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