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Osborne delivers barren Budget for energy efficiency, says UK-GBC

The UK Green Building Council has today responded to George Osborne’s Budget, branding it a “barren Budget for energy efficiency”.

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UK-GBC & PRP Rising Star Award winner announced

The UK Green Building Council and PRP are delighted to announce that Olivia Preston, Environment Risk Manager at the BBC, is the winner of the Rising Star Award for 2015.

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UK Green Building Council launches new project on health, wellbeing and productivity in retail

A new Task Group to help measure the health, wellbeing and productivity benefits of sustainable retail property is being launched today by the UK Green Building Council.

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Property industry must take “leading role” to protect and enhance natural environment, UK-GBC urges

The UK Green Building Council has urged the property industry to play a leading role in protecting and enhancing natural features and biodiversity in the UK’s towns and cities.

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Government proposal to scrap energy ratings for over 50,000 public buildings “beggars belief”

The Government has announced proposals which could see Display Energy Certificates (DECs) for 54,000 public buildings in England and Wales abolished.

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Rules banning letting of energy inefficient buildings “most significant piece of legislation in a generation”, says UK-GBC

Regulations making it illegal for landlords to rent out the most energy inefficient homes and properties could be the “single most significant piece of legislation in a generation” affecting exiting buildings, the UK Green Building Council said today.

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“Not too late” to deliver zero carbon homes in 2016, says UK-GBC

There is still time to deliver zero carbon homes by 2016 in spite of a watering down of the standard and continued uncertainty over the Allowable Solutions mechanism, the UK Green Building Council has said today.

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UK Green Building Council appoints Julie Hirigoyen as new Chief Executive

The UK Green Building Council has appointed Julie Hirigoyen as its new Chief Executive. Julie is currently UK Head of Sustainability for international property consultants JLL.

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NextGeneration marks decade of sustainability progress for UK homebuilders

NextGeneration, the benchmark which assesses and ranks the UK’s 25 largest homebuilders on their sustainability performance, celebrates its 10th year in 2014 – marking a decade of continuous progress on delivering sustainable homes and sharing best practice amongst British homebuilders.

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Dropping of zero carbon exemption for Starter Homes is “welcome climb-down”

The UK Green Building Council has today responded to a consultation on Starter Homes, in which the Government appears to have dropped a planned exemption from the zero carbon policy.

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