Green Construction Board Work Stream

What do we do?

The Green Construction Board is a consultative forum consisting of key members of UK construction and property industry. Its main role is to advise government on the regulatory and policy framework required to overcome key barriers to the delivery of green buildings and infrastructure. Progress toward a clean growth resource efficient economy in the construction sector is reported via its Chair, David Pinder (CEO of Baxi) into the Construction Leadership Council.

Why is this important?

Energy from fossil fuels consumed in the construction and operation of buildings accounts for approximately half of the UK’s emissions of carbon dioxide.   Construction is also a large user of water and a producer of waste.  Reducing carbon and other impacts from the Built Environment is an important strand of the GCB’s work.  Tackling climate change and environmental degradation provides significant economic opportunities for the construction sector through both increased exports and better productivity.

How will we achieve this?

Specifically, and especially, the GCB will:

  • Have leadership and an expert advisory role to government on policy creation, implementation, regulatory matters and strategy.
  •  Champion the business opportunities of addressing the challenge of sustainable construction.
  •  Promote the uptake of innovation addressing the targets in Construction 2025 and the priorities of the Construction Sector Deal.
  •  Take into account the UN Sustainability Goals through its workstream’s aims.
  •  Promote the inclusion of sustainability concepts in procurement processes measuring whole life value.
  • Promote the uptake of the necessary skills for a skilled workforce delivering sustainable construction.

Latest content

Buildings Mission 2030 Report

Green Construction Board issues new report on Buildings Energy Mission

News

The Green Construction Board welcomes the Clean Growth Mission to Halve the energy use of new buildings by 2030

22 May 2018

The Green Construction Board welcomes the launch by the Prime Minister of the Grand Challenge missions, including the Clean Growth Mission to at least halve the

Clean Growth Strategy Pic
22 May 2018

Green Construction Board welcomes the Clean Growth Mission

The Green Construction Board welcomes the launch by the Prime Minister of the Grand Challenge missions, including the Clean Growth Mission to at least halve the energy use of new buildings by 2030
David Pinder, CEO Baxi Heating UK
16 March 2018

Baxi CEO Joins Construction Leadership Council

David Pinder to chair the Green Construction Board workstream
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27 October 2017

Sustainable Building Training Summit, BEIS Conference Centre, London, 6th December 2017

Earlier this year, the Green Construction Board published its Guide to explain the principles of sustainable building in terms that are useful for the development