UKGBC continues to undertake work with members and industry which focusses on infrastructure. It is a vital part of the built environment and significantly impacts the natural environment and society.
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November 14, 2017


Membership & Networks



Spring 2018 – Proposed workshop. Run by UKGBC with infrastructure industry participants to investigate how to take forward the recommendation from the “Delivering Low Carbon Infrastructure” report.

17th January 2018 – Attending meeting of the Green Construction Board (GCB) Infrastructure Working Group to discuss the UKGBC work on infrastructure and how the UKGBC and GCB could collaborate on infrastructure.

9th January 2018 – Participating in a roundtable on infrastructure and the environment hosted by the National Infrastructure Commission (NIC). We will feedback on the questions in the recent NIC report “Congestion, Capacity, Carbon: priorities for national infrastructure”, and how the NIC should consider the environment within the final “National Infrastructure Assessment” in 2018.

12th December 2017  – Roundtable: UKGBC and infrastructure. We have held a roundtable with our members to discuss how we could best work with members and industry on the topic of infrastructure, including taking forward the recommendations within our June 2017 report “Delivering Low Carbon Infrastructure”.

29th November – Presenting the findings and recommendations from the UKGBC Delivering Low Carbon Infrastructure report at the Mott MacDonald Carbon Crunch conference.

28th November 2017 – Presented the findings and recommendations from the UKGBC Delivering Low Carbon Infrastructure report at the ICE Making London carbon neutral lecture. More information available here.

26th September 2017 – Webinar: Delivering Low Carbon Infrastructure. UKGBC facilitated presentation and discussion of the report and its findings. Skanska and Osborne presented, with interactive attendee polling and questions plus lots of online discussion in the “chat bar”. The webinar recording can be accessed here.

12th July 2017 – Published “Delivering Low Carbon Infrastructure” report. The UKGBC researched and published the report in response to requests from members for greater clarity on what the infrastructure industry is currently doing to address the need to decarbonise.

The report can be downloaded here. It concludes with a recommendation for:

“The establishment of a whole life carbon target for the infrastructure industry, based on climate science, and from which organisations can derive commensurate targets. The monitoring of such a target, and the reporting of progress against it, will be crucial.”

For more information on UKGBC’s work on infrastructure please contact Alastair Mant.

Featured image courtesy of Skanska.