31 Mar '14, 2pm

Farrell Review acknowledges need for sustainable & low-carbon built environment

Farrell Review acknowledges need for sustainable & low-carbon built environment

The Review, commissioned last year by Ed Vaizey, Minister for Culture, Communications and the Creative Industries, addresses education, design quality, cultural heritage, economic benefits and built environment policy, with sustainability one of five cross cutting themes throughout. It urges both Government and businesses to take the lead on sustainability and the “critical proactive planning” that will be required to deal with the effects of climate change. John Alker, Director of Policy and Communications at UK-GBC, said: “Sir Terry Farrell is quite right to address sustainability and the need for a low carbon future in his Review. It comes on the same day the IPCC warns that climate change is already on our doorstep, emphasising that nowhere is the fight against it – in terms of both mitigation and adaptation – more important than the built environment.” Click here to r...

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