Study: Construction industry must adopt circularity to deliver net zero by 2050

The construction industry can significantly reduce its carbon emissions and project costs, and ensure a successful transition to net zero, by embracing circular economy practices and re-using building materials such as steel. That is the conclusion of a major new study from the UK Green Building Council (UKGBC), titled How Circular Economy Principles can impact … Read more

Planning reform is here, but where's net zero?

In its current form, the Levelling Up and Regeneration Bill misses a major opportunity to align the national planning system in line with climate goals, writes the UK Green Building Council (UKGBC)’s Philip Box “The planning system will be reformed”. It was a small, seemingly innocent sentence in the Queen’s Speech. Yet it is one … Read more