Town centres and Cities produce 70 % of CO2 emissions, these come from buildings and other parts of the construction. The 2050 Imperative scheme is to be adopted as a way to use no more energy than it produces and in return helping construction become more greener.
When I say "net-zero building," you probably think I mean the store where you procure cut-rate internet service. But alas, they do not have stores, and "net-zero building" really means a structure that uses no more energy than it produces, or imports, from renewable energy sources. A new initiative called the 2050 Imperative was just adopted by The International Union of Architects (UIA), which will aim to eliminate carbon dioxide emissions from the built environment worldwide by 2050. The UIA is like the UN of architecture, and represents 1.3 million architects around the world, including the AIA. This new initiative has a series of comprehensive goals, but the net-zero mission is the boldest.