What is Net Zero?

Net Zero is a methodology to help businesses and Governments across the world manage their CO2 emissions more sustainably. 
Using Net Zero, Etopia reduces damaging greenhouse gases that our business creates.

Firstly, there’s the law

Etopia leads UK Net Zero policy through consultation with Government, industry bodies and key stakeholders.
More on the Carbon Budget
In the UK, Net Zero is legislated within the Government’s Sixth Carbon Budget. This pledges to reduce emissions by 78% by 2035 compared to 1990 levels.
The Sixth Carbon Budget limits the volume of greenhouse gases emitted over a five year period from 2033 to 2037, aiming to take the UK more than three quarters of the way towards achieving Net Zero by 2050.

Our brilliant
Net Zero partners

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We work with The UK Business Council for Sustainable Development (UKBCSD), The UK Green Building Council (UKGBC) CO2nstruct Zero, RICS and the UK Government to accelerate Net Zero progress.
Internationally, our partners include The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), The International Finance Corporation (IFC), The World Bank, One Carbon World and The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Green Building Congress. 
Carbon circularity
We support the concept of a circular economy. We evaluate our buildings and products and track and monitor their potential for reuse, recycling, recovery and disposal. 
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Embodied carbon
We monitor the carbon emissions created by our supply chain, the fabric and the materials that every Etopia building is made of. Every kilogramme of carbon is evaluated and tracked. We measure the carbon embodied within the materials in our houses and therefore we are certain of how much renewable energy our homes must create to account for this.
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Operational carbon
Our homes and products are designed to be energy-positive in operation. We precisely define the carbon emissions created by the energy each building uses across its specific lifetime. We then use renewables to ensure our buildings generate carbon-free energy to account for this.
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Organisational carbon
We continually monitor and track our own corporate carbon emissions. As a company we develop, engineer and design products and homes with associated carbon impacts. We constantly evaluate the carbon emissions we create as a company with associated solutions to account for these.
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Design-based carbon
We constantly monitor and evaluate how to minimise carbon emissions at the design stage of our products and homes. It is always better to design out every kilogramme of potential emissions than to find a way to account for it.
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Carbon circularity
We support the concept of a circular economy. We evaluate our buildings and products and track and monitor their potential for reuse, recycling, recovery and disposal.
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How we are leading on
Net Zero.

The science behind Net Zero is proven, but fierce debate surrounds its implementation, particularly whether it is open to abuse and greenwash from unprincipled corporations. 
To lead ourselves and the sector towards transparent and frank progress on Net Zero, Etopia has developed the following positions on Net Zero adoption.
Embodied carbon
We monitor the carbon emissions created by our supply chain, the fabric and the materials that every Etopia building is made of. Every kilogramme of carbon is evaluated and tracked. We measure the carbon embodied within the materials in our houses and therefore we are certain of how much renewable energy our homes must create to account for this.
1/5
Operational carbon
Our homes and products are designed to be energy-positive in operation. We precisely define the carbon emissions created by the energy each building uses across its specific lifetime. We then use renewables to ensure our buildings generate carbon-free energy to account for this.
2/5
Organisational carbon
We continually monitor and track our own corporate carbon emissions. As a company we develop, engineer and design products and homes with associated carbon impacts. We constantly evaluate the carbon emissions we create as a company with associated solutions to account for these.
3/5
Design-based carbon
We constantly monitor and evaluate how to minimise carbon emissions at the design stage of our products and homes. It is always better to design out every kilogramme of potential emissions than to find a way to account for it.
4/5
Carbon circularity
We support the concept of a circular economy. We evaluate our buildings and products and track and monitor their potential for reuse, recycling, recovery and disposal.
5/5
Embodied carbon
We monitor the carbon emissions created by our supply chain, the fabric and the materials that every Etopia building is made of. Every kilogramme of carbon is evaluated and tracked. We measure the carbon embodied within the materials in our houses and therefore we are certain of how much renewable energy our homes must create to account for this.
1/5
Operational carbon
Our homes and products are designed to be energy-positive in operation. We precisely define the carbon emissions created by the energy each building uses across its specific lifetime. We then use renewables to ensure our buildings generate carbon-free energy to account for this.
2/5
Organisational carbon
We continually monitor and track our own corporate carbon emissions. As a company we develop, engineer and design products and homes with associated carbon impacts. We constantly evaluate the carbon emissions we create as a company with associated solutions to account for these.
3/5
Design-based carbon
We constantly monitor and evaluate how to minimise carbon emissions at the design stage of our products and homes. It is always better to design out every kilogramme of potential emissions than to find a way to account for it.
4/5
Carbon circularity
We support the concept of a circular economy. We evaluate our buildings and products and track and monitor their potential for reuse, recycling, recovery and disposal.
5/5

How we are leading on
Net Zero

The science behind Net Zero is proven, but fierce debate surrounds its implementation, particularly whether it is open to abuse and greenwash from unprincipled corporations. 
To lead ourselves and the sector towards transparent and frank progress on Net Zero, Etopia has developed the following positions on Net Zero adoption.
1. Embodied carbon

We monitor the carbon emissions created by our supply chain, the fabric and the materials that every Etopia building is made of. Every kilogramme of carbon is evaluated and tracked. We measure the carbon embodied within the materials in our houses and therefore we are certain of how much renewable energy our homes must create to account for this.

2. Operational carbon

Our homes and products are designed to be energy-positive in operation. We precisely define the carbon emissions created by the energy each building uses across its specific lifetime. We then use renewables to ensure our buildings generate carbon-free energy to account for this.

3. Organisational carbon

We continually monitor and track our own corporate carbon emissions. As a company we develop, engineer and design products and homes with associated carbon impacts. We constantly evaluate the carbon emissions we create as a company with associated solutions to account for these.

4. Design-based carbon

We constantly monitor and evaluate how to minimise carbon emissions at the design stage of our products and homes. It is always better to design out every kilogramme of potential emissions than to find a way to account for it.

5. Carbon circularity

We support the concept of a circular economy. We evaluate our buildings and products and track and monitor their potential for reuse, recycling, recovery and disposal.

Embodied carbon
We monitor the carbon emissions created by our supply chain, the fabric and the materials that every Etopia building is made of. Every kilogramme of carbon is evaluated and tracked. We measure the carbon embodied within the materials in our houses and therefore we are certain of how much renewable energy our homes must create to account for this.
1/5
Operational carbon
Our homes and products are designed to be energy-positive in operation. We precisely define the carbon emissions created by the energy each building uses across its specific lifetime. We then use renewables to ensure our buildings generate carbon-free energy to account for this.
2/5
Organisational carbon
We continually monitor and track our own corporate carbon emissions. As a company we develop, engineer and design products and homes with associated carbon impacts. We constantly evaluate the carbon emissions we create as a company with associated solutions to account for these.
3/5
Design-based carbon
We constantly monitor and evaluate how to minimise carbon emissions at the design stage of our products and homes. It is always better to design out every kilogramme of potential emissions than to find a way to account for it.
4/5
Carbon circularity
We support the concept of a circular economy. We evaluate our buildings and products and track and monitor their potential for reuse, recycling, recovery and disposal.
5/5

Standards and supporting policies governing Etopia’s global activities

Every part of the world works to differing Net Zero accreditation and sustainability standards. Here’s how our approaches are governed globally:
Globally | EDGE Green Building (World Bank/IFC)
UK | FUTURE HOMES (FEES/SAP/EPC)
United States | USGBC / LEED
MENA | Green Build Council

Trust us on
Net Zero

We have robust systems in place to ensure all the carbon we create is accounted for in line with Net Zero principles. 
When you buy from Etopia, you can feel safe you are buying from a sustainably-driven and managed company.

In partnership with One Carbon World, we operate a dedicated tree planting programme to account for the carbon we create. 
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