Joint letter to Government on Green Growth

Letter to the Chancellor from a coalition of business groups from across the built environment sector on green growth.

Today, the UK Green Building Council, backed by a wide range of trade and professional organisations across the construction and property sector, sent an open letter to the chancellor demanding a suite of policy changes to make the most of the green growth opportunity.

Timed to complement Building Magazine's recently-launched Green for Growth campaign, the level of collaboration and consensus from within the industry is unprecedented, and includes, among others, support from the British Property Federation, Construction Products Association, House Builders Federation and RICS.

Key demands include:

  • A recommitment to the zero carbon homes policy
  • Better incentivisation of Green Deal and a reinstatement of consequential improvements
  • Ringfenced funding for refurbishing public buildings

The letter also says:

“Our members of course welcome a reduction in burdensome regulation, but it is vital to distinguish between unnecessary red tape, and smart regulation that can provide clear direction as the basis for industry investment, innovation and growth.”

Added: 18/01/2013

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