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The BCSA and Tata Steel have commissioned a Target Zero supplement in order to raise awareness and further inspire readers to engage with the Target Zero study.

The supplement, entitled ‘Cost effective routes to carbon reduction’ gives readers an abridged version of the Target Zero study and encourages them to visit the website, www.targetzero.info , to get more in-depth information.

Launched last year, Target Zero provides guidance on the design and construction of sustainable, low and zero carbon buildings in the UK.

It is a free resource that will provide designers, architects and engineers with the guidance they need to meet the zero carbon emissions target set by government for 2019.

AECOM was commissioned to produce the Target Zero study and its findings considered operational carbon, BREEAM and embodied carbon.

Five non-domestic building types are covered in the study: schools; distribution warehouses; supermarkets; offices and mixed use developments.

The first three reports are available now on the target zero website, with the final two due out soon.  The supplement will be distributed with April’s NSC.

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