27 Feb '14, 9am

Industry leaders urge Government to push ahead with zero carbon non domestic buildings

Industry leaders urge Government to push ahead with zero carbon non domestic buildings

In an open letter to Communities Minister Stephen Williams, the leaders argue that there is a “very strong economic case” for a robust definition of zero carbon, but that current efforts to meet higher standards are “fragmented and disparate” in the absence of a clear policy framework. Paul King, Chief Executive of the UK Green Building Council, said: “The business benefits of zero carbon non domestic buildings are huge, boosting innovation that could help to create export opportunities in excess of £1bn by 2050. “Industry stands ready to invest in innovation and deliver higher standards in non domestic buildings, but the Coalition’s failure to recommit to the 2019 target is holding it back. Government has dragged its feet over this issue for far too long to the detriment of both business and the environment, and must now act urgently to demonstrate it is serious about rea...

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