For years, climate action groups such as the World Green Building Council have been working with businesses, organizations, and governments to deliver on the ambitions of the Paris Agreement and UN Global Goals for Sustainable Development. The central premise of their mission? If we are to fulfil the landmark pledges made in Paris, we need to rethink our built environments, with a colossal uptake in the number of sustainable initiatives and renovation projects that hasten decarbonization required.
But the window of opportunity to take action is closing fast. Energy-efficient lighting retrofits within the built environment are pivotal if we are to achieve net-zero—and connected lighting’s role in the sustainable crusade cannot be overlooked.
Buildings and construction account for 37% of energy-related CO2 emissions. It is self-evident, then, that any government or business worth their sustainable salt will be taking steps to introduce measures that improve the energy efficiency of buildings in their city and set their region on the path towards a net-zero built environment.