The construction industry is playing its part in transforming its working practices and leadership models to contribute to the global ambition for a Net Zero future.
The CLC has partnered with ITN Productions Industry News to produce ‘Building a Greener Britain’, a programme exploring some of the new pathways and sustainable methods the sector is adopting, alongside initiatives such as the CO2nstructZero programme, CLC’s response to the climate emergency.
Anchored by presenter Clare Nasir, Building A Greener Britain, features experts from within the construction industry along with informative interviews, news items and sponsored editorial profiles, filmed in the ITN Productions Industry News London studio and remotely on location. Brian Berry, a key member of the CLC Steering Coordination Group and Chief Executive of the Federation of Master Builders, joins Clare Nasir to discuss how the sector is meeting the challenge.
As well as the interview with Brian Berry the programme features special reports filmed around the country, focusing on some of the Business Champions who are demonstrating the sector’s commitment towards reducing carbon emissions.
Construction company and property consultancy, Rider Levett Bucknall, is making sustainability an integral part of the conversation at the outset of projects to help achieve greener results.
At the University Hospitals of Leicester, NHS Trust, where the company is reconfiguring the estate with new construction alongside repurposing existing buildings, Andrew Reynolds, Chief Executive of Rider Levett Bucknall, talks about the role of the CLC in meeting sustainable development goals.
The programme visits the Active Building Centre in Gloucester, created as part of UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) Transforming Construction Challenge, which is demonstrating how future builds can be both labour and energy efficient.
The programme goes to the plant in Yorkshire where Saint-Gobain has invested £30m to produce glass using less energy with higher levels of recycling and more innovation. Michael Chaldecott, CEO, Saint-Gobain, UK & Ireland, outlines the company’s long-term sustainability strategy.
The YouTube video of the CLC’s session at COP26 is available here.