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IEMA | Building the green dream

Chartered Environmentalist Amanda Williams collaborated with IEMA on this insightful article on building the green dream.


A system-level review is needed to deliver a large-scale programme of retrofit for existing buildings. Failure to do so will risk missing net-zero targets, argues Amanda Williams CEnv.

The building and construction sector contributes significantly to climate change, accounting for about 21% of global greenhouse gas emissions. In 2022, buildings were responsible for 34% of global energy demand and 37% of energy and process-related carbon dioxide emissions, according to the UN’s latest Global Status Report for Buildings and Construction, released in March 2024…


Amanda Williams CEnv is Head of Environmental Sustainability at the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB).

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