Net Zero

Net Zero

The construction industry is one of the leading sources of carbon emissions. The Net Zero 2050 carbon emissions target came into force in 2019, and this has put an emphasis on the construction and M&E sector to put into practice environmental and sustainable carbon initiatives. Off-site construction can help meet the Net-Zero 2050 carbon emissions target by reducing waste and using more sustainable methods of construction. As off-site is often delivered in part or full assemblies, this greatly reduces the amount of time necessary for on-site construction, leading to a smaller carbon footprint.

Climate Change The Problem That's Only Going to Get Worse

Climate change is a problem that is happening now, and it is only going to get worse. That’s why it’s more important than ever to take steps to reduce our emissions and help prepare for the impacts of climate change. Net zero carbon is important to the manufacturing sector because it means that businesses in the industry can continue to operate while reducing their emissions. Manufacturing is a key part of the economy, and net zero carbon will ensure that it remains a pillar of British industry.
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Understand the company's emissions profile
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Set reduction goals and timeline
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Develop a plan to meet the reduction goals
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Evaluate and adjust the plan

Carbon emissions are trapping more and more heat, causing the earth to warm...

How do we get to net zero?

So what can we do about it?

The good news is that we can each take action to reduce our carbon footprint and help balance the carbon cycle. One way to achieve this is through the use of net zero energy buildings.

Net zero energy buildings are designed to generate as much energy as they use, meaning they produce zero greenhouse gas emissions. This can be done through a variety of measures, such as installing solar panels or using energy-efficient appliances.

By making our buildings more sustainable, we can help to reduce our impact on the environment and move closer towards the goal of a net zero world.

What We can do!

1. Reduce emissions: This means finding ways to create and use energy that doesn’t produce greenhouse gases. This can be done through renewable energy sources or energy efficiency measures.

2. Capture carbon: There are a number of technologies that can do this, like carbon capture and storage (CCS) or bioenergy with carbon capture and storage (BECCS). These technologies take carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and store it away so it can’t contribute to climate change.

3. Offset emissions: This means creating or preserving forests or other natural ecosystems that act as carbon sinks. When trees or other plants absorb carbon dioxide, it’s essentially taken out of the atmosphere, slowing down climate change.

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The Key to Reducing Emissions and Achieving Climate Goals

At a Net Zero building, the carbon emissions from energy use are balanced by the amount of renewable energy generated on-site or purchased off-site. This means that the building is not releasing any harmful greenhouse gases into the atmosphere, and is instead helping to reduce emissions overall.

Zero carbon buildings are becoming increasingly important as we work to combat climate change. Not only do they help reduce emissions, but they also save money on energy bills.

What does this mean for the manufacturing sector?

At Matrix Structures, we believe that the net zero carbon target means opportunities for growth and innovation in the manufacturing sector. We are committed to reaching net zero carbon emissions, and we believe that this will lead to a more sustainable and prosperous future for all.

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