Sep 2017

Getting to Zero

London Energy Transformation Initiative (LETI) launches the Getting to Zero report today, outlining energy policy proposals.

LETI is a network of over 150 built environment professionals, including Dr Joe Jack Williams, researcher at FCBStudios, working together to put London on the path to a zero carbon future.

Established to work collaboratively, LETI has to put together evidence-based recommendations for two pieces of policy – the new London Environment Strategy and the rewrite of the London Plan.

LETI acknowledges that global temperature rise needs to be kept below 1.5 degrees to avoid catastrophic climate change. To achieve this, all new buildings must operate at Net Zero Carbon by 2030 and existing buildings by 2050. 

As a global city, London has a responsibility to help lead the transition to a low carbon future. LETI believes that current energy policy relating to carbon emissions in buildings in London will not deliver Net Zero Carbon for new buildings by 2030 and therefore recommends a series of proposals to be implemented in policy to get London on the right trajectory.

Joe Jack Williams said “LETI has created a practical route for London to become a zero carbon city. Beyond simply stating the need, we’ve gone into the detail of how the city can produce a culture of creating zero carbon buildings that hasn’t existed before within the UK.”

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Getting to Zero