Pathways to net-zero.

Netzero3 is a concept being developed by Sonas Energy. Net Zero 3 recognises that there are credible pathways to “net zero” for the built environment and these need to recognise the linkages between power, and the challenges to decarbonise heat and transport.

NetZero3 is intended as a positive response to what is now a climate emergency and is aimed at credible trajectories to net-zero in new developments and retrofit projects.

Why 2035?

We will need the decade beyond 2035 – 2045 for the difficult de-carbonisation challenges in other sectors of the economy. If the UK is to achieve its goal of netzero by 2050 (Scotland by 2045) then we need positive action and credible deliverable trajectories on all new developments and retro-fit projects from now onwards. Buildings that are being built or upgraded will need to be able to contribute to the net-zero target. If we have any prospect of achieving netzero for the whole economy then as designers , architects and engineers and project developers we need all our projects in the built environment on a trajectory to netzero well in advance of the committed target dates.

Netzero3 is one approach. It recognises the linkage between power, heat and transport and the ways in which deep decarbonsiation can be delivered in the built environment.

We believe that this is not only achievable but it should be an essential target for developers, building owners, architects and engineers. On this site we lay out examples of pathways to net zero in heat, power and transport. Netzero3 is not intended to be merely an aspiration or a challenge for the few, but an exciting journey that all those working in the built environment need to be engaged on.

Over the next few months we will be posting examples of ideas and technologies that can contribute to the net zero in the built environment.