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Harnessing tools to reach climate goals

Decision-makers from state governments to major corporations are pledging to go net zero or net positive. Zero energy, zero carbon, and zero waste can help save and restore our planet's resources and create a better life for everyone.

Net zero: A net zero carbon building is a highly efficient building that achieves a zero balance of carbon emissions emitted during operations.

Nexus with LEED

LEED Zero complements LEED, verifies the achievement of net zero goals and signals market leadership in green building. LEED Zero offers a framework for high-performance buildings and spaces and reducing greenhouse gas emissions through strategies impacting land, energy, transportation, water, waste and materials.

News & insights about net zero

Q&A with Drew Shula, founder of the Net Zero ConferenceIndustry/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/drew-shula_0.jpg?itok=9evj0cTM6Mar 07, 2023cjennesCharlesJennes14674937
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Net zero: You're closer than you thinkIndustry/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/net-zero.jpg?itok=X-4H8ngZ2Aug 12, 2022sholmesSelinaHolmes14337190
New report shares progress on reaching net zeroIndustry/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/new_report_shares_progress_on_reaching_net_zero-01.png?itok=EcvA056b2Jul 14, 2022tholowkaTarynHolowka14298507
USGBC Announces More than 23 Million Square Feet of LEED Cer…Media/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/leed-certified-net-zero-space.jpg?itok=uOdDZxLD2Jun 14, 2022dverdinezDeisyVerdinez14244137
LEED Zero verifies your net zero achievementsIndustry/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/leed-zero.jpg?itok=XLI_GY4c2Jun 14, 2022hbenjamin_1HeatherBenjamin14244049

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