Accelerating the shift to a zero emissions future, together.

Our Mission

In June 2017, twenty green building organizations came together to form Shift Zero, a Zero Net Carbon Buildings Alliance.

The organization’s mission is to fight climate change by rapidly increasing the adoption of zero net carbon (ZNC) buildings. Shift Zero does this by:

  • Forming a collective voice to advocate on behalf of zero net carbon buildings
  • Influencing policymakers at local, regional, and state levels
  • Linking our efforts with communities of color and low-income communities that are disproportionately harmed by pollution and climate change

Our Strategy

We recognize climate change as the most urgent threat to our planet’s ecosystems and people, yet we are not implementing ZNC strategies fast enough to meet the threat.

Shift Zero’s diverse membership of local, regional and statewide organizations unites a powerful array of green building platforms, educational resources, and incentives that can be used to improve the sustainability of the built environment.

By working together and focusing on initiatives that are ambitious, scalable, equitable, and quantifiable, we believe we can achieve a ZNC built environment that will transform our carbon footprint in communities across the state.

Shift Zero efforts will initially focus within the state of Washington but may extend past those borders in the future.

Would you like to join or learn more about Shift Zero and zero net carbon?

We are looking for input and participation from diverse stakeholder groups and communities.

If you would like to learn more about Shift Zero or zero net carbon building, we will be happy to answer your questions or make a presentation to your group or organization. For more information please contact info@shiftzero.org.

 


Featured Image: Grow Community | Bainbridge Island, WA
Architects: the Village: Davis Studio Architecture + Design, LLC; the Grove & the Park: Cutler Anderson Architects; the Community Center and the Trillium: Hartman Architecture + Design
Builder: PHC Construction | Developer: Bainbridge Island Holdings
Photo by Doug Crist
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