This executive guide on achieving a zero-carbon future was authored by and published on March 30, 2022, by Schneider Electric SE. Buildings consume 30% of the world’s energy and are responsible for 40% of CO2 emissions. If we can collectively work together toward net-zero 2030 targets, then the trajectory of the temperature rise will stay within 1.5%, helping us to avoid a host of climate-change-related impacts. There’s also a growing recognition of the intersection between climate action and social justice. BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color), low-income, and traditionally under-resourced and underrepresented communities have historically borne a greater burden from these impacts. This paper lays out Schneider Electric’s holistic, replicable strategy for organizational decarbonization. With this proven roadmap, organizations of all kinds can define, set, deploy, and sustain decarbonization programs.

Keywords: Building Retrofits, Climate Change, Cloud & Data Analytics, nergy Efficiency/Management, HVAC & Indoor Air Quality (IAQ), Intelligent Building, Internet of Things (IoT), Large Building Controls/Automation, Property Management, Protocols/Standards, Renewable Energy, System Integrator, Zero Net Energy, ESG, Schneider Electric

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