Influencing Government

UK-GBC engages its members in advocating a progressive message to Government on green building policy issues, and has had a real impact on issues such as zero carbon new build and retrofit of our existing homes and buildings.

We work closely with Ministers, advisers, MPs and officials to develop new policies and support the implementation of existing ones. This includes activities such as convening member roundtables, responding to consultations and coordinating industry letters to Ministers. Policy positions are developed with the help of our Members Committee or by running time-limited policy Task Groups which explore specific issues in detail. 

Our policy work primarily focuses on reducing carbon emissions in buildings, covering issues ranging across new build standards and retrofit initiatives for both homes and non-domestic buildings. We have summarised our main policy priorities in a 10 point plan for government up to 2020. Find out more about our three main areas work: