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New guidance on retrofitting large offices finds missed opportunities for energy saving

The UK Green Building Council (UKGBC) has launched new guidance on retrofitting large office buildings, which it says reframes retrofit as an iterative process rather than as a standalone project

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Renewable procurement guidance published by UKGBC

UKGBC has published a suite of renewable energy procurement guidance.

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The National Retrofit Hub welcomes Simon McWhirter to its Board

Simon McWhirter, Deputy Chief Executive of the UK Green Building Council, has joined the Board of the National Retrofit Hub. With Simon having more than 25 years of experience in roles spanning construction, finance, and not-for-profit sectors, the Hub noted that he joins a team of experts with over 100 years of combined experience in […]

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UKGBC responds to hydrogen boiler consultation

UKGBC has responded to the government’s consultation on ‘hydrogen-ready’ boilers. The consultation proposes to mandate that from 2026 onwards all new domestic-scale gas boilers sold are to be ‘hydrogen-ready’. That is, they can potentially be converted to run on pure hydrogen in case the gas network is ever converted. The government aims to take strategic […]

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Analysis from UKGBC shows 3 key opportunities for decarbonisation

UK Green Building Council (UKGBC) has shared a scorecard that shows the progress made by the government in decarbonising the built environment over the past year. UKGBC’s scorecard assesses progress since the Heat and Buildings Strategy launched in October 2021. It compares the policies that have been announced or are in delivery against the set […]

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Collaboration announced between Sustainable Hospitality Alliance and UKGBC

The Sustainable Hospitality Alliance and the UKGBC will collaborate on research and data sharing, and pilot initiatives and standardisation. This partnership will combine the alliance’s sector-specific expertise and reach into the hospitality industry with UKGBC’s technical expertise to enable both organisations to enhance the sustainability of new and existing hotel properties. Glenn Mandziuk, CEO, Sustainable […]

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Study finds UK needs to ‘fundamentally rethink’ cities

Britain’s cities need urgent transformation in the next decade and beyond if the country is to meet its 2050 net zero targets, according to a report from E.ON and the UK Green Building Council. The two organisations have collaborated on a new initiative called Streets of the Future, drawing on insight from experts across energy, transport […]

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Energy price cap rise will push millions into fuel poverty

Ofgem has confirmed that the energy price cap will rise for households from October, to £3549 per year. As UKGBC’s Head of Policy and Public Affairs, Louise Hutchins said, the latest rise “will plunge millions of households into a fuel poverty crisis this winter”. Here are a few of the responses to the price cap news: […]

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Coalition created to develop standard for net zero buildings

Stakeholders across the built environment have formed a coalition to develop a Standard for verifying UK buildings as net zero carbon. The UK Net Zero Carbon Buildings Standard will enable industry to prove their built assets are net zero carbon and in line with the UK’s climate targets. Industry organisations BBP, BRE, the Carbon Trust, CIBSE, IStructE, LETI, RIBA, RICS, and UKGBC have joined forces to […]

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UKGBC calls for Government to prioritise domestic energy efficiency and low carbon heat

UKGBC has written to the Chancellor ahead of the Spring Statement, with support from 28 business leaders, urging the Government to prioritise support for domestic energy efficiency and low carbon heat. The letter highlights the critical role energy-efficiency investment can play in tackling some the major issues the country currently faces. Signatories  include leading business in […]

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McDonald’s opens Net Zero restaurant in Market Drayton

The Market Drayton McDonald’s has been designed to be net zero emissions in both construction and every day operation – which McDonald’s describes as “an industry first”. From a Drive-Thru lane made from recycled tyres, on-site solar and wind power and kerb stones made from plastic bottles, the restaurant will act as a testing site […]

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UKGBC publishes new resource empowering cities and LAs to build retrofit

The UK Green Building Council (UKGBC), together with the World Green Building Council, several European Green Building Councils, Climate Alliance and the Buildings Performance Institute Europe, has published a framework to support cities and local authorities to measure the impacts and wider benefits of building retrofit. The built environment is directly responsible for 25% of […]

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