Defining ‘Net Zero’
Canadian Property Management | July 2022
Wendy Macdonald, PENG, LEED AP:BD+C, ENV SP | Sustainability Consultant
Broadly speaking, the term ‘net zero’ refers to any time the same amount of something is produced as removed or expended. In the building sector, we often hear “net-zero” used in connection with energy or carbon—two words that are not interchangeable but commonly misused as such. Wendy Macdonald, Sustainability Consultant at RJC Engineers, is on a mission to help clear up some of the confusion around these terms, given the urgency building owners are now facing to join this all-important movement.