The Green Construction Board has today launched its Three Years On Report.
The report highlights some of the Board’s key successes and looks forward to future activity.
The last 12 months have seen a recovery in key construction markets in the UK. While this has brought some challenges, it has also created new opportunities. As business start to take a broader view of value, this is particularly the case for low carbon and sustainable construction.
“We believe that the prospects for growth in demand of low carbon and sustainable construction are better than they have been for some time” Nick Boles and Mike Putnam – Green Construction Board Co-Chairs.
The Green Construction Board is the key organisation to deliver Construction 2025 – the industrial strategy for construction’s ambition to halve greenhouse gas emissions in the built environment by 2025. The Three Years On Report highlights the steps which have been taken by Government and industry in partnership to help achieve this ambition. It sets out progress, including on:-
- The Infrastructure Carbon Review, including support from many of the country’s largest infrastructure projects
- The Switch the Lights Campaign
- The Built Environment Commitment
- Developing content for standard training material.
The report also highlights future priorities. These include:
- The development of a British Standard Publicly Available Specification (PAS) to support the measurement and management of carbon in the infrastructure sector
- Identifying what more might be done to unlock demand, improve affordability and increase the attractiveness of solid wall insulation as a solution
- Bigger, better data on operational energy use in the commercial sector
- Ensuring policy makers have a clearer understanding of property investment, asset management and valuation processes.