Building energy efficiency needs new policy, industry says

The construction and property industry could help solve key social and economic challenges by improving the energy efficiency of buildings, according to the UK Green Building Council (UKGBC). 

The industry body has urged the government to introduce new policies on energy efficiency to improve public health, bring down energy bills, stimulate economic productivity, provide skilled jobs and help achieve the UK’s carbon reduction targets. 

The UKGBC has set out policy recommendations in a report, published today. These include providing businesses with certainty so they invest in innovation and skills, and encouraging the public sector to lead on creating high-quality, sustainable ...

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