Join the Building Capacity for Sustainable and Resilient Buildings Commitment

The Building Capacity for Sustainable and Resilient Buildings Initiative, in support of the Buildings Breakthrough, calls on the public and private sector to commit to enhancing the building regulatory capacity landscape globally. Here's what you are committing to when you join this initiative:

The non-governmental (corporate or organizational) signatories to the Building Capacity for Sustainable and Resilient Buildings program:

  • Call on and advocate for governments at the national and sub-national level to adopt and effectively implement:
  • Mandatory energy codes that align with achievement of nationally determined contributions and the delivery of zero energy buildings for all new construction by 2030;
  • Mandatory hazard resistance codes that result in buildings that are designed and constructed to a level of resilience commensurate with the hazards within the jurisdiction including anticipated future risks due to climate change.
  • Commit that all new construction projects and/or products/materials designed or funded by the organization will be designed and constructed in accordance with codes that meet or exceed requirements for the achievement of hazard resilience and align with achievement of zero energy buildings by 2030, even in the absence of national or sub-national building code requirements.

The governmental signatories to the Building Capacity for Sustainable and Resilient Buildings program:

  • Commit, on a timeline commensurate with the urgency of the climate crisis, to the adoption, implementation and maintenance of:
  • Mandatory energy codes that align with achievement of nationally determined contributions and the delivery of zero energy buildings for all new construction by 2030;
  • Mandatory hazard resistance codes that result in buildings that are designed and constructed to a level of resilience commensurate with the hazards within the jurisdiction including anticipated future risks due to climate change.
  • Commit the resources required to initially assess and continuously implement the structural and technical resources necessary to the effective implementation, enforcement, and maintenance of a building safety regulatory ecosystem in alignment with the achievement of resilience and decarbonization goals. This includes the adoption of building codes through a strong legislative framework.

All signatories to the Building Capacity for Sustainable and Resilient Buildings program:

  • Call on development banks, aid organizations and financial institutions to support the development, adoption and implementation of mandatory energy and hazard resistant codes.

Download Commitment PDF for an overview of the Building Capacity for Sustainable and Resilient Buildings program.

To learn more or make a commitment complete the form below: