Senior Advisor ' Advancing Net Zero, UK Green Building Council
Karl Desai is Senior Advisor for UKGBC's Advancing Net Zero programme, which is leading the UK's transition to a net zero carbon built environment. Karl led in the development of UKGBC's Net Zero Carbon Buildings: A Framework Definition which has catalysed industry wide action in tackling whole life carbon. He also co-authored Building the Case for Net Zero which helps provide the buildings sector with greater confidence on the design and cost changes required to deliver net zero carbon buildings. Karl believes net zero can only be achieved through coordinated action in the built environment and has emphasised this in his career by working for three Green Building Councils. Originally from Australia and with a background in architecture, Karl has a holistic understanding of buildings to help lead in the transition to net zero.