When respondents were asked if the climate crisis mattered to them personally, 92% agreed with the statement in 2020 which increased to 94.5% in 2021, signalling that climate change is having an effect on more people.
The percentage of those who are able to articulate what a net-zero building is has fallen by 0.2% to 68.3%. Although this is a step in the right direction, it is minimal and since buildings account for 39% of CO2 emissions globally, this indicates a need to educate the industry.
Respondents hope that the industry will have made the most progress on commitments to net-zero carbon by COP26. A clear winner with 45.7% of the vote, closely followed by disclosing energy and carbon performance data (including embodied carbon) at 31.9%. Other actions include adopting circular economy principles at 13.8% and delivering positive social value at just 8.7%.