intu signs up to Better Building Partnership's Climate Change Commitment

intu, along with a further 22 major property owners have come together to collectively demonstrate our commitment to tackling climate change, through signing the Better Buildings Partnership Climate Change Commitment.

By signing this ground-breaking commitment, intu along with the other signatories, aim to tackle the growing risks of climate change through the delivery of net zero carbon real estate portfolios by 2050. It also commits signatories to publicly publish their own pathways to achieving this by the end of 2020. These pathways will cover new and existing buildings, both operational carbon and embodied carbon, and critically, include the impact of the energy consumed by the buildings' occupiers.

“Everybody has a crucial role to play in helping to tackle climate change. One of the ways that intu is doing this is by signing up to the Better Buildings Partnership,” said Amanda Campbell, corporate affairs and sustainability director for intu.

“We have a strong track record of reducing our operational carbon, having reduced our carbon intensity by 64 per cent since 2010 and are on track to half our 2010 energy consumption in the next few years.

However, there is a lot more for us to do. How we design, build and develop our centres, as well as the energy consumed by our customers has a substantial carbon footprint. How we combat this will form part of our pathway to net zero carbon which I look forward to sharing soon. This ambitious commitment introduces an exciting phase in our sustainability journey.”

Read more about the BBP's climate commitment here.