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Green and sustainable building 'needs clear delivery plan'

21/10/2010 18:24:18

 

Green and sustainable building 'needs clear delivery plan' Green and sustainable building in the UK will only be rolled out successfully if there is a clear delivery plan.

This is the opinion of Brian Berry, director of external affairs at the Federation of Master Builders, who said this was one of the main barriers for small and medium-sized construction companies looking to make headway in the industry.

'We need a clear delivery plan, we need an integrated approach from government and industry, we need some incentives – maybe a reduction in VAT,' he explained.

Mr Berry also commented there is a requirement for the upskilling of workers operating in green and sustainable building.

It is important there is a sufficiently talented pool of professionals in place to cope with the demand low-carbon construction will bring, he added.

His comments followed an online seminar called Cut the Carbon, which took place yesterday (October 20th) and was designed to provide businesses with the guidance they need to reduce their carbon footprint.

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