The voice of our sustainable built environment
UKGBC is the membership-led industry network radically transforming the sustainability of the built environment. Powered by 700+ members, UKGBC is at the forefront of positively influencing policy, identifying the pathways to propel the sector forward sustainably and driving the solutions to transform our buildings, communities, cities and infrastructure so that people and nature thrive.
Climate Change Mitigation
We are in a decisive decade for climate action and with a decreasing number of years left to achieve 2030 climate targets, radical and rapid transformation from businesses and the global economy is essential.
Climate Change Adaptation
As the climate crisis intensifies and extreme weather events become more common, the UK’s buildings, cities and critical infrastructure, and the communities that use and occupy these, are in increasing danger. It’s vital to address how our buildings and infrastructure can be adapted to remain fit for the future.
Nature is in crisis. The built environment has a critical role to play in protecting and restoring nature and moving to a regenerative model of development.
In the UK, construction, demolition and excavation account for 60% of material use and waste generation. Meanwhile, prices of construction materials in the UK rose by 4.9% between 2017 and 2018. Adopting circular economy principles offers a €1.8 trillion opportunity to the EU between 2015 and 2030.
Health, Wellbeing and Social Value
UKGBC believes that a sustainable built environment must help and support people and communities to thrive.
With time running out to keep global temperatures to 1.5 degrees, upgrading the nation’s homes is one of the biggest opportunities the UK has to reduce carbon emissions whilst tackling the cost-of-living crisis, energy security and levelling up.
Our Resource Library
Explore a range of resources from UKGBC that are designed to drive progress toward a sustainable built environment.
What our network are saying…
“UKGBC led the world into COP26 by galvanising the majority of the largest UK built environment companies to sign up to the climate gold standard, UN Race to Zero, in far greater numbers than any other country. This is an inspirational example for the global built environment sector.”
Chris Brown Executive Chair Igloo Regeneration
“The UKGBC is a great example of what can be achieved by a coalition of the willing, coming together not to compete but to take ownership of an issue affecting everyone in the industry, and also to take responsibility for finding answers to the challenges we face”
Melanie Leech CEO British Property Federation
“Laudes Foundation is proud to work with UKGBC, a strategic partner leading the transformation of the built environment. Over the past 15 years, UKGBC has radically improved the way industry collaborates and innovates to reach zero carbon as well as supported policy dialogue that now shapes the sector’s future. We look forward to continuing to partner with them in enabling a regenerative and inclusive built environment.”
Leslie Anne Johnston CEO Laudes Foundation
Learn more about our vision for a sustainable built environment where people and nature thrive.
Net Zero Whole Life Carbon Roadmap for the Built Environment
UKGBC have launched the Whole Life Carbon Roadmap, a common vision and agreed actions for achieving net zero carbon in the construction, operation and demolition of buildings and infrastructure.
System Enablers for a Circular Economy
A toolkit that examines the barriers to a circular economy, and present eight key enablers…