Property leaders team up against carbon

Leading property and construction organisations have urged the sector to keep its focus on decarbonisation.

Eighteen organisations, led by the UK Green Building Council (UK GBC), have signed an open statement to the industry stressing the importance of reducing carbon emissions regardless of the EU exit negotiation results.

Part of the statement reads: “A low carbon built environment can be a catalyst for innovation, investment and job creation. It can drive productivity and economic growth and provide a platform for exporting British expertise, engineering and technology to a global market.”

The organisations involved have committed to working collaboratively to achieve this, across the industry and with Government.

Julie Hirigoyen, CEO of UK GBC, commented: “Now more than ever we need to minimise future risk, reduce costs and generate new commercial opportunities. Low carbon buildings and infrastructure will deliver these outcomes.

“The businesses represented in our collective memberships span all aspects of the property and construction industry. It’s this unprecedented scale of collaboration that is required to achieve a low carbon sustainable built environment and take the message to Government that this is as good for UK Plc as it is for GDP.”