Task Groups

A crucial feature of our work is the convening of time-limited Task Groups to tackle specific issues or develop innovative new approaches to promote sustainable business practices.

Task Groups are convened around particular topic to help support our Campaign areas. These working groups bring together experts from within the membership to work collaboratively and advance the sustainability agenda for the sector.

The work of our Task Groups has often had a direct influence on government policy, or has set out authoritative guidance for the industry on a given issue. 

Regeneration and Retrofit

The regeneration and retrofit task group is examining how home retrofit can be used as a catalyst for our regeneration projects.

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Better homes for people

UK-GBC has launched a new Task Group on health & wellbeing in the residential sector.

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Delivering building performance

This UK-GBC research project tackles the way industry currently designs, constructs and operates non-domestic buildings. Examining industry...

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Health, wellbeing and productivity in retail

UK-GBC led a dedicated Retail Task Group on behalf of WorldGBC from April 2015 to February 2016, which fed into the global campaign 'Better...

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Green Infrastructure

This Task Group aimed to gain an understanding of what is Green Infrastructure and present the business case for incorporating it into projects.

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Green Deal Finance

This Task Group examines the Green Deal interest rate as a barrier to take-up and sets out potential options to reduce the interest rate.

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Zero Carbon Non-Domestic Buildings

This Task Group was set up to enable industry to investigate and recommend a way forward, as well as building the business case for action.

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Retrofit Incentives

UK-GBC launched a Task Group looking at the options for incentivising the installation of energy efficiency measures in the domestic sector.

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Green Building Guidance

The Task Group set out to address the challenge of a complex landscape of information available to industry, the outcome of which was Pinpoint.

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Sustainability Lifelong Learning Framework

A Task Group to identify industry training needs and inform the ongoing development and expansion of our training and education Programme.

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Legal Frameworks for SEI

This Task Group has been formed to provide guidance on legal frameworks for navigating the complexities of Sustainable Energy Infrastructure (SEI).

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Sustainable Community Infrastructure

The Task Group, run in conjunction with the Zero Carbon Hub, addressed the challenges associated with delivering community scale infrastructure.

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Pay as You Save

This Task Group investigated financing for low carbon home refurbishment. 'Pay As You Save' played a key role in the development of the Green Deal.

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Biodiversity and the Built Environment

The Task Group looked to raise awareness of biodiversity in the built environment and to encourage the industry to incorporate it into all projects.

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Making the case for Code for Sustainable Buildings

This Task Group was launched to assess whether there remains a need for a ‘Code for Sustainable Buildings’ and if so, what form it should take.

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Organisational Measurement and Reporting

The Task Group reviewed the benefits and challenges of organisational measuring and reporting as well as the existing landscape.

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The Definition of Zero Carbon

This Task Group reviewed the definition of zero carbon, and made proposals to the Government which were subsequently adopted.

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Carbon Reduction in Existing Non-domestic Buildings

This Task Group examined existing policy mechanisms around Display Energy Certificates and the Carbon Reduction Commitment Energy Efficiency Scheme.

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Sustainability Training and Education

Task Group in May 2009 to determine and understand a growing industry demand for sustainability training and education.

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New Non Domestic Buildings

Task Group to to investigate whether similar targets to the Zero Carbon 2016 target for homes could be set for non domestic buildings.

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