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Future Leaders Programme

UKGBC opens applications for 2022 Future Leaders

The UK Green Building Council (UKGBC) has opened applications for the 2022 cohort of its Future Leaders Programme, seeking to attract the brightest minds in the built environment.
John Alker, Legal & General,

Legal & General appoints new head of sustainability 

Legal & General Capital (LGC) has appointed John Alker, former UKGBC director of policy, as its new head of sustainability.
nature based solutions,

Guidance to help built assets adapt to climate risk and enhance...

The UKGBC has today (29 April) published its 'Principles for delivering urban Nature-based Solutions' (NBS) to help developers and owners increase the incorporation of NBS in construction.
green homes grant

Confusion and delays hamper Green Homes Grant scheme

The government’s initiative for the Green Homes Grant should be commended, but it is “already clear that the scheme is not going to achieve its initial targets”, says the House of Commons environmental audit committee.
net-zero carbon buildings

UKGBC guidance to facilitate delivery of net-zero carbon buildings

The UK Green Building Council (UKGBC) has published new guidance which examines how current barriers to the delivery of net-zero carbon buildings can be overcome.
Foreground programme, Meridian Water, UKGBC,

Meridian Water: A collaborative approach to sustainability

The UK Green Building Council (UKGBC) has partnered with Enfield Council, to accelerate radical solutions for the delivery of sustainability on large regeneration schemes.
Net Zero Carbon Buildings, UK Green Building Council

WorldGBC unveils new ‘Net Zero Carbon Buildings’ signatories

The World Green Building Council (WorldGBC) has published the latest signatories to the Net Zero Carbon Buildings Commitment.
net-zero standards,

Study reveals building to net-zero standards doesn’t cost a fortune

Building to net-zero standards by 2025 doesn’t have to cost a fortune and is likely to be offset by enhanced value, according to a new report by the UKGBC.
Sustainable buildings

Sustainable building strategy to boost health and wellbeing

Sustainable buildings can help tackle the climate emergency and boost health and wellbeing in the wake of Covid-19, says the World Green Building Council (WorldGBC).
net-zero carbon building

Landsec to develop ‘UK’s first’ net-zero carbon commercial building

Landsec is progressing plans for the Forge office development, which aims to be the UK's first net-zero carbon commercial building.
procurement of renewable energy, net-zero carbon

Task group to ‘demystify’ procurement of renewable energy & offsets

The UK Green Building Council (UKGBC) has announced a new task group which will develop guidance on the procurement of renewable energy and carbon offsets for the built environment.
global climate crisis,

Covid-19 is ‘once-in-a-lifetime opportunity’ to tackle global climate crisis

Covid-19 could be an historic turning point in tackling the global climate crisis, says the Committee on Climate Change (CCC), as it calls on ministers to seize the opportunity.
Acoustic standards, building regulations

UKGBC publishes guidance on acoustics standards

The UK Green Building Council (UKGBC) has published guidance to help local authorities go above and beyond building regulations, in specifying higher acoustic standards in new build homes.
WM2041 report, Climate emergency,

WMCA urges residents and businesses to speak out on climate change

The West Midlands Combined Authority is urging local residents and businesses to have their say on what they feel should be done to combat the climate emergency.
net zero carbon, office sector, UK Green Building Council,

UKGBC: Office sector must reduce energy by 60% for net-zero carbon

The UK Green Building Council (UKGBC) has published the energy performance targets for commercial offices that are aiming to achieve net-zero carbon.
Future leaders, UK Green Building Council,

UK Green Building Council unveils 2020 Future Leaders

The UK Green Building Council (UKGBC) has announced the members of its 2020 Future Leaders programme.
net-zero carbon, office buildings

11 office buildings become first to accomplish net-zero carbon status

Offices across Manchester and Liverpool have been verified as net-zero carbon under the UK Green Building Council’s 2019 definition.
Green housing, Housing standard,

Housing secretary reveals new green housing standard

A new green standard for new build homes aims to bring an environmental revolution to home building, in the hope of combating climate change while keeping household bills low.
Climate Commitment Platform, Built environment, Global Climate Strike,

UKGBC launches Climate Commitment Platform

Building on the momentum of the Global Climate Strike, the UKGBC has launched the Climate Commitment Platform.
net zero carbon, UKGBC, construction and property,

UKGB unveils framework for net zero carbon buildings

The UK Green Building Council (UKGBC) has unveiled a framework for the UK construction and property industry to transition new and existing buildings to become net zero carbon by 2050.
Guidance document

Social Value guidance for local authorities released

UKGBC has released its latest guidance document, detailing how local authorities can help ensure that new construction and property development in their area positively communities by delivering social value.
zero carbon buildings, UKGBC,

UKGBC launches task group on net zero carbon buildings

The UK Green Building Council (UKGBC) has launched a new industry task group which will develop an industry-led definition for net zero carbon buildings.
new buildings

May vows to halve energy usage in new buildings

Prime Minister Theresa May has pledged that the energy usage of new buildings will be halved by 2030. The pledge was outlined in an extensive speech on science and the industrial strategy, delivered by May yesterday (21 May)
Embodied carbon guidance launched by the UK-GBC at Ecobuild

Embodied carbon guidance launched by the UK-GBC at Ecobuild

The UK Green Building Council has published new embodied carbon guidance that lays out a series of recommendations, including how to approach an assessement
construction sector

Construction sector can solve some of the major challenges facing government

A new report, set to launch this afternoon, will outline how the construction sector can solve some of the current problems in the UK
cities

Cities and local authorities need more powers to deliver sustainable homes

A new paper published today calls for cities and local authorities to be given a greater role in helping to deliver sustainable new builds

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