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Green and sustainable building responsibility 'is shared'

26/08/2010 16:33:08

 

Green and sustainable building responsibility 'is shared'A commitment to green and sustainable building principles should be shared between householders, builders and utility firms, it has been suggested.

Gordon Miller, sustainability and communications director for social enterprise Sustain, notes that the UK has a legally binding duty in place to cut its carbon emissions by 80 per cent in the coming four decades.

In order to do this, he argues that all groups involved in the supply and usage of home electricity should take action now.

While the cost of doing so may seem punitive to energy companies, he warns them against complaining at the same time as publishing substantial earnings reports.

For builders and householders, meanwhile, a focus on green and sustainable building in new construction and renovations could be one way to improve on their environmental profiles.

'Everyone ... has to take responsibility for improving energy efficiency in homes, reducing CO2 emissions and, in so doing, contribute to the UK's legally binding commitment,' Mr Miller asserts.

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