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Net Zero Lab
A startup lab designed to help decarbonize the real estate industry 
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THE PROBLEM

Climate change is the largest problem facing humanity. The scope and impact of the crisis demand urgent action on behalf of the real estate industry who is one of the largest contributors to the crisis. 

Conversations with our partners have demonstrated that few, if any, real estate owners are confident they can reduce emissions by 50% let alone drive Net Zero in their properties. Current solutions drive incremental improvement but to reach Net Zero the industry needs innovation. This reality has created a viable market for many entrepreneurs who are now working on developing technologies that will decarbonize the built world.

NET ZERO LAB

Our Net Zero Lab is designed to generate innovative solutions to substantial challenges facing the real estate industry. The Lab will be an ecosystem and forum where challenges are shared, ideas are exchanged, technologies are vetted and tested, and actionable solutions emerge. 

The Lab pairs innovative Net Zero startups with large commercial and multifamily owners, operators and developers who are committed to achieving Carbon Reduction and Net Zero in their properties. Upward Labs structures a well designed, collaborative forum that identifies and rapidly explores the most promising use cases, pilots, and commercialization opportunities between paired startups and partners.

FOCUS AREAS

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HEATING
& COOLING

ENERGY
GENERATION
& STORAGE

BUILDING
AUTOMATION​

BUILDING
ENVELOPE

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ENERGY
OPTIMIZATION 

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SOFTWARE
& REPORTING

WASTE &
RECYCLING

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LAB PARTNERS

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WHAT WE’RE LOOKING FOR

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