21 April, 2021

Establishing a Framework for Net Zero Buildings in Malta


The Malta Chamber of Commerce, Enterprise and Industry is teaming up with HSBC Bank Malta to launch a project with the aim of providing guidance on how Malta can achieve its climate goals by focusing on enhancing standards in energy and resource efficiency and conservation within the building and construction industry.

Titled “Establishing Malta’s Framework for a Net Zero Carbon Building”, the project will be led by a team from The Malta Chamber with the aim of setting sustainable benchmarks for the industry, inspired by LEED.

Interested to learn more? Click here to register for the official launch.

Marisa Xuereb, The Malta Chamber President noted “This project is just one of the many initiatives The Malta Chamber has embarked on, with many more to come, to push towards helping our members achieve a strong, healthy and sustainable decarbonised economy which delivers on wellbeing and quality of life.”

Simon Vaughan Johnson, HSBC Malta CEO, said: “HSBC Malta is very proud to be in a position to support this ambitious 2-year project. As a bank that is constantly investing in the long-term success of the communities in which we operate, we believe that this is both a compelling and far-reaching project which we anticipate will have a positive impact on the environment and therefore the social well-being of Malta’s citizens.”

Funded by the HSBC Malta Foundation, the aim of this project is to create a guideline as to what a zero-carbon building should be like in the Maltese context. The guideline will be based on data collated from the Maltese building and construction industry and with input sought from major stakeholders.

The proposed project outlines an overarching framework of consistent principles and metrics that can set the benchmarks which could then be integrated into national policy. Primarily, the framework may be used as a tool for private business and the government to drive the transition to a net-zero carbon-built environment.

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