Tag : UK Green Building Council (UKGBC)
A new consultation paper seeking wider industry and public sector feedback on introducing a clear definition for zero carbon building standards in the UK has been published by the UK Green Building Council (UKGBC).
The UK Green Building Council (UKGBC) has today established a task group that will bring together dozens of industry experts from both the private and public sector in order to create a new definition for net zero carbon buildings and how they are constructed.
Prime minister Theresa May has set out commitments to reduce energy usage in new buildings by at least half of their current levels over the next twelve years, supported by a focus on more efficient technologies and building design that will help tackle heating and power needs.
Figures from across the construction industry have called on government to enact tighter energy performance standards “without delay” to support work in ensuring that all new buildings will be ‘net zero carbon’ by 2030.
The UK Green Building Council (UKGBC) has called on the government to revise a financial cap on required landlord spending under a proposed new ‘Green Deal’ programme in order to avoid watering down commitments to support more energy efficient heating.