The aim of this dissertation is to explore current literaturesurrounding carbon neutral and carbon negativeconstruction and design and deploy the findings into adesign of a carbon neutral building. Carbon neutral is arelatively new concept with limited literature so thisreport will contribute to the discussion and evaluating thederived design will guide future researchers into thereown adoption of carbon neutral design. The researchexplores the context to carbon neutral design, why it’sneeded and policies and agendas related to it. It alsolooks at how it’s achievable, through a variety oftechnologies and principles that reduce the carbonfootprint of a building. Case studies of existing buildingsthat either achieved carbon negativity or attempted towill show what works and what doesn’t. In short, thedissertation discusses why and how society should gocarbon neutral.