SES is incredibly proud to be a CLC CO2nstructZero Business Champion, driving transformation across the built environment at a time when COP26 and the UK Government’s Net Zero Strategy: Build Back Greener are highlighting the criticality of decarbonisation.

The CLC’s nine priorities for carbon reduction are aligned with our own ambitions – particularly around MMC, low carbon heating, energy performance of new and existing buildings, carbon measurement and designing out carbon. Crucially, these also meet the ambitions of our customers and support our established strategies around building performance, smart buildings and technologies, digital engineering and offsite manufacturing.

Through holding roundtables with customers and partners, developing technical awareness training modules, updating our own three-year business strategy and actively participating in the ECA’s Net Zero Group, we are building a groundswell of support around these nine priorities and their supporting metrics.

On top of this, we are currently involved in delivering a number of net zero carbon in operation (NZCiO) buildings, deploying the UKGBC Net Zero carbon framework principles in action to create a new breed of education, science and commercial buildings that are also healthy, smart, flexible and adaptable. Developing propositions at the leading edge of zero carbon energy storage systems is expanding our profile in the infrastructure sector.

Being a CO2nstructZero Business Champion is allowing us to accelerate awareness and cultural change throughout our business, supporting our Zero Carbon 2025 ambitions and our broader net zero carbon target, so we can continue to improve and make a positive impact on the industry and society.

Today, the UN’s annual COP26 climate conference will address carbon emissions from buildings for the first time at a day dedicated to the built environment.  To mark The Cities, Regions & Built Environment Day, the Construction Leadership Council (CLC) is planning to release a film, demonstrating some of the great work taking place across the sector, which will be streamed online through COP26’s YouTube channel.