Low Carbon Construction Report Launch

Constructing Excellence in Wales welcomes the launch of the final report by the Innovation and Growth Team (“IGT”) drawn from across the UK construction industry to consider how the UK construction industry can rise to the challenge of the low carbon agenda and the need to reduce emissions by 80% by 2050.

30th November 2010

Constructing Excellence in Wales welcomes the launch of the final report by the Innovation and Growth Team (“IGT”) drawn from across the UK construction industry to consider how the UK construction industry can rise to the challenge of the low carbon agenda and the need to reduce emissions by 80% by 2050.

The report draws heavily on the Constructing Excellence report “Never waste a good crisis”, and sets out roles and actions for industry, clients and government over the next decades to 2050. Particularly welcome is the identified need for collaborative integration of the supply chain.  The IGT document echoes many of the arguments put forward by Constructing Excellence in Wales in the “No Turning Back” report of October that was backed by the Welsh Assembly Government.

The IGT report is required reading for anyone involved in the UK built environment.  It has already generated a huge amount of discussion in the industry and key elements of it must be adhered with if the construction industry is going to develop and the provide the nation with not just a world class built environment, but one that is sustainable and energy efficient as well.

The IGT report follows Emerging Findings published in March 2010, and builds on those findings, as charged by Mark Prisk MP, the Minister for Business and Enterprise in the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills; and the report has also been produced with the support DECC, CLG and DEFRA.  The text that is still relevant from Emerging Findings has been brought forward to this final report. Unsurprisingly, since it is only seven months since the publication of that preliminary report, the over-arching context remains much the same.

To read the full report please click here.