Set up in 2011, the Green Construction Board (GCB) is the sustainability workstream of the Construction Leadership Council (CLC). David Pinder was appointed Chair in 2018. A co-secretariat is provided by BEIS and the Construction Products Association.
The GCB’s focus is to advice on the regulatory, policy and technical framework required to deliver a zero carbon, zero waste built environment (both buildings and infrastructure) and to identify the commercial, jobs and export opportunities that such a clean growth, zero carbon, zero waste economy requires.
The main Board meets every two months. Government officials attend from BEIS, MHCLG, DEFRA, the Infrastructure and Projects Authority, Innovate UK and Treasury. Industry representation is from experts in their field from across the construction and built environment sectors.
The Board works through task groups, currently these focus on New Buildings Energy, Retrofit, Infrastructure, and Resources, Waste & Circular Economy. The Board collaborates with others on skills, green finance and metrics.