26 May '15, 7am

See the open letter from 55 business leaders to the Chancellor in full & our press release here:

Business leaders of more than 50 major companies and business groups from the construction and property industry have joined forces to highlight to Government the “major economic opportunity” offered by reducing carbon emissions from buildings. In an open letter to the Chancellor George Osborne, published today in The Daily Telegraph , the leaders of 55 organisations - including BAM Construct, Barratt Developments, E.ON, Saint-Gobain and Whitbread - say there is a “remarkable degree of consensus” on the business case for tackling emissions. They argue the building sector provides “cost-effective carbon reductions” which not only present opportunities for major economic growth but also contribute to ongoing economic recovery and deficit reduction. The Conservative Party Manifesto pledged that a Conservative Government would “cut emissions as cost-effectively as possible” to...

Full article: http://www.ukgbc.org/press-centre/press-releases/construc...

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