Turn your climate pledge into climate action

Realize your commitment to a low carbon future

The built environment is responsible for nearly 40% of global carbon emissions. Across commercial real estate, owners and tenants both need to develop plans to decarbonize quickly and at scale.

As a leader in the industry, we are committed to helping you reduce your environmental impact and become more sustainable. 

Why work with CBRE?

With Zero from CBRE, you can take the right steps towards a low carbon future. Our global knowledge, sector-leading data and expert support empower you to navigate the complexities of decarbonization. Auditing, strategizing, prioritizing and executing with certainty all become possible with Zero.

With CBRE as your sustainability partner, you can lead the way - achieving emissions reductions targets, boosting investor confidence, reputation and profitability.

Accelerate your progress to net zero. Learn more about Zero today.

Introduction to Zero
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Every company needs a clear action plan

Action on decarbonization is not optional. According to the Carbon Risk in Real Estate Monitor (CRREM) and The Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark (GRESB) only 15% of global assets currently align with the 1.5°C target set out by the Paris Agreement. This means 37% of global buildings will need to be decarbonized by 2030 – failure to do so will become a business risk.

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Transition to clean, renewable energy

Currently there is only one type of renewable energy that is practical and commercially viable for real estate owners and occupiers: on-site solar PV. Energy from the sun is the single most abundant of all energy resources that can be harnessed. Solar systems can lower you building’s energy use by as much as 50% and in many cases offset the entire energy bill.

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Mapping your decarbonization journey

Transitioning to net-zero requires an appreciation of your organization's emissions along every step of the value chain. This means understanding not only the direct emissions from your own operations, but also indirect emissions from the products you buy and the carbon emissions produced by suppliers. These indirect emissions can sometimes account for up to 90% of total carbon emissions, so it is critical that companies establish robust carbon-accounting practices that cover the whole of their value chain.

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