Gillian Charlesworth, CEO at BRE The climate change crisis is not just about power plants and car engines: our homes and buildings play a huge role in warming our planet. In the UK, approximately a quarter of carbon emissions come from energy use in our buildings. This is a monumental problem to solve, and we … Continue reading “How decarbonising the built environment is the key to meeting net zero”
On Wednesday 23 March, Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak MP issued his 2022 Spring Statement, setting out the state of the UK’s economy amidst rising inflation and a cost of living crisis.
The Carbon Emissions Buildings Bill was introduced to parliament by MP Duncan Baker and seeks to require the whole-life carbon emissions of buildings to be reported and to set limits on embodied carbon emissions in the construction of buildings. Our CEO Gillian Charlesworth, commented: “We strongly welcome Duncan Baker MP’s bill to regulate embodied carbon … Continue reading “Why we welcome the Carbon Emissions Buildings bill”
The UK government published its Levelling Up White Paper. Our CEO, Gillian Charlesworth commented: “We welcome the White Paper’s intention to improve people’s wellbeing and standards of living by enhancing the quality of the UK’s housing stock. We are pleased to see recognition of the links between the economy, health, and the built environment but … Continue reading “Our response to the Levelling Up White Paper”