Get Set For Net Zero

Get Set for Net Zero

Property Week launches its inaugural ‘Get Set for Net Zero’ campaign.

Net Zero features

  • Sunak’s rollback of net zero targets is ‘short-term thinking’

  • Big interview with Octopus Real Estate: ‘How far can we push the boundaries?’

  • Queensberry’s Elshaw House: A showcase in sustainability

  • A mission to build affordable homes

  • Developers get ready for BNG

  • Testing the future of net zero homes

  • Key steps on the road to net zero

  • In the eye of the storm

Latest Net Zero news

Latest Net Zero comments

  • Old Oak Common building site shutterstock_1418102204 Dave Jacobs

    Is the HS2 project going off the rails?


    There has been much talk in the past few days on two highly contentious issues that will have a profound impact on the country generally.

  • Green building concept shutterstock_579818758 petrmalinak

    Property is leading on sustainability


    Editor: The prime minister’s recent changes to the UK’s important environmental commitments means there is an opportunity for a new focus when it comes to reaching net zero.

  • Zero-carbon home

    Net zero policy changes will have minimal impact


    Editor: The prime minister’s announcement on key net zero policies has been met with widespread frustration from the public, industry and media.

  • gigafactory_cred Alexander Steamaze

    Linesight's Niall Greene on why the gigafactory opportunity is huge

    2023-09-25T12:33:00+01:00By Niall Greene

    The property sector is in a race to strategically plan and construct the necessary infrastructure for a decarbonised world. This encompasses a wide range of essential elements, including renewable power generation, zero-emission transportation and net zero buildings. The magnitude of this endeavour cannot be overstated.

  • Houses of Parliament House of Lords London

    Nutrient neutrality: we are back in limbo again


    Editor: The House of Lords’ rejection of the government’s proposed nutrient neutrality solution is where people playing party politics do this country no favours at all.

  • Net zero

    Beware the sunlit uplands


    As I write hastily on Wednesday (20.09.23), I assume speech writers in the back rooms of No 10 Downing Street will be hammering their keyboards with even greater urgency, tasked with framing the government’s shift on climate policy in the best possible light. I don’t envy their task in polishing ...

  • Construction site

    We must rebalance the scales to make reusing buildings viable


    The property sector is going through the ‘five stages of grief’ in understanding that we can’t bulldoze our way towards a brighter future.

  • Martin_Bissell

    Ramboll’s Martin Bissell on how technology can save stranded assets

    2023-08-21T06:00:00+01:00By Martin Bissell

    The built environment is the second-largest source of carbon emissions in the UK after surface transport, and as such, it is of paramount importance that we take action to decarbonise buildings to meet net zero targets.

  • PW280723_green-belt land_shutterstock_2184450145_cred Ian Luck

    Green-belt narrative has to change


    Editor: In PMQs late last month, Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer claimed that housebuilding had “collapsed” – a sentiment felt by many in our industry. Indeed, the target of 300,000 new homes a year has not come close to being reached over the last decade.

  • Green healthy office, cycling to work shutterstock_634655756 Kzenon

    Align climate goals with health

    2023-08-02T00:00:00+01:00By Ann Marie Aguilar

    As record-breaking heatwaves spread across southern Europe, we are confronted with the stark reminder that the effects of climate change are no longer far-flung, but are already upon us.

  • climate

    Property taxes mean it’s not so easy for buildings to be green

    2023-07-27T00:00:00+01:00By Paul Messiter

    Two years ago, in a well-publicised disagreement with Kermit the Frog, then prime minister Boris Johnson told the United Nations General Assembly in New York “it’s easy to go green”.

  • Net zero

    Financial disclosure: misleading signs on the road to net zero

    2023-07-26T00:00:00+01:00By Lonneke Löwik

    It is widely recognised that the real estate industry is a major contributor to global carbon dioxide emissions. If we are to reach net zero by 2050 – as called for in the 2015 Paris Agreement – the industry requires clear and effective regulation now more than ever.

  • shutterstock_2211240323_Kletr

    Prioritising sustainability

    2023-07-19T15:02:00+01:00By George MacKinnon

    The Covid-19 pandemic catalysed investment into the logistics market following the unexpected spike in demand from ecommerce and third-party logistics occupiers.

  • Net zero 1

    Everybody needs good NABERS


    At a breakfast briefing last month, Sarah Ratcliffe, CEO of the Better Buildings Partnership (BBP), showed a slide depicting a very strange situation – but one which she found not the least bit surprising.

  • PW140723_net zero concept_shutterstock_2208605377_cred kobps2

    Key steps on the road to net zero

    2023-07-13T08:15:00+01:00By Vincent Bryant

    Real estate is the number-one emitter of greenhouse gases, accounting for 37% of global emissions, according to UN figures. If the world is to achieve globally agreed net zero targets, it is imperative the built environment adapts immediately – a commitment that demands investment of $5trn (£4trn) a year.


Online survey

Property Week launches Get Set for Net Zero survey


Property Week  would like to understand what you think about climate change: what action you think is appropriate, and what steps your organisation might be taking to reach net zero carbon.

Founding Partner

  • Mishcon de Reya

Lead Partners

  • Deepki

  • Hollis

Knowledge Partner


Supporting Partner

  • Octopus Real Estate


Net zero

Beware the sunlit uplands


As I write hastily on Wednesday (20.09.23), I assume speech writers in the back rooms of No 10 Downing Street will be hammering their keyboards with even greater urgency, tasked with framing the government’s shift on climate policy in the best possible light. I don’t envy their task in polishing ...


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