Consistent government policy is needed to encourage investment in energy efficiency in buildings.

The Government can set a template for mainstream adoption of energy efficiency measures.

Sustainable thinking holds the key to future built environment

As the UK’s housing demands continue to soar, the sustainability of the built environment is becoming more important than ever and a more unified construction industry would lead to more efficient, longer-lasting buildings.

That’s according to a new whitepaper released today (10 October) by UBM Built Environment. The report sets out the vision of nine industry leaders about how buildings of the future can be more sustainable, with three distinct ideas emerging.

The contributors – ranging from the chief executive of the UK Green Building Council (UKGBC) to the editor of Building Design magazine – discuss the role of clients, the plight of contracting, the upcoming election, and the trajectory of our cities within the context of a global sustainability debate

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