Leading cities and sub-national governments throughout the world have committed to reducing building sector carbon emissions by 80% by 2050 (80×50), or better. To accomplish this goal, policymakers need to implement a comprehensive policy framework that will transform all new and existing buildings to Zero Net Carbon by 2050. The Zero Tool provides a means to benchmark existing building stock in a comparable way, identify the most promising opportunities for introducing new policies, and determine how incremental performance targets can be introduced into code to increase city-wide energy efficiency, energy upgrades, and renewable energy propagation.

To benchmark multiple buildings at once, policymakers can use the Zero Tool for Portfolios, a bulk upload/export feature of the Zero Tool.

Click here for more information about this can be accomplished through Architecture 2030’s Achieving Zero framework.