Building Talks... Net Zero - Episode 2: An interview with founders of LETI and jargon busting with Cundall's Simon Wyatt

Episode 2,   Nov 01, 2021, 09:41 AM

We're back with our second episode of the Building Talks... Net Zero podcast series looking at how the built environment can help us hit the UK’s net zero carbon targets.

At the start of the COP26 climate conference in Glasgow, we talk to two of the founding members of the London Energy Transformation Initiative (LETI), a volunteer group of professionals who have produced a phenomenal amount of net zero guidance in a short space of time. Clara Bagenal George at Elementa and Julie Godefroy at CIBSE give a very personal perspective on what motivates them and how they try to drive change.

And Cundall’s Simon Wyatt, our regular net zero jargon buster, returns to talk about the financial jargon used when considering business risk and climate mitigation strategies. 

To get in touch with the show go to: Twitter: @BuildingNews, Email: And if you have an example of net zero jargon or greenwashing do send them to us.

For more news and analysis go to, where you will find recent analysis of the Heat and Building Strategy and the LETI Climate Emergency Retrofit Guide (

Hosted by Building’s editor Chloe McCulloch with Elizabeth Hopkirk, assistant editor at Building Design. Audio production by Tariq Aziz.