This guide, authored by and published on May 2, 2022, by Jones Lang Lasalle (JLL), discusses the various trends from science-based targets to net-zero commitments, and how to start reducing carbon emissions to keep the commitment to climate action. It offers implementation strategies to help you measure carbon, track it on an ongoing basis, and decarbonize your buildings to achieve your ESG goals. Moving forward on climate goals remains a challenge and even with strong leadership support, moving targets are everywhere. Amid increased scrutiny and market pressure, real estate leaders face a crowded and fragmented ESG space and a confusing array of regulations, pathways, and metrics. What is missing is a common understanding of how to successfully measure and reduce carbon emissions within the built environment. That is the next critical step needed for organizations to truly reduce their carbon footprints and advance their overall sustainability efforts.

Keywords: Building Retrofits, Climate Change, Cloud & Data Analytics, Energy Efficiency/Management, Intelligent Building, Internet of Things (IoT), Large Building Controls/Automation, Property Management, Protocols/Standards, Renewable Energy, System Integrator, Zero Net Energy

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