Partnership Length1 year (FY 2024/25)

Supporting our policy and public affairs work in Scotland is an opportunity to help shape our priorities, develop our policy positions, and have a front-row seat in our engagement with government, officials, and the opposition, as we ensure that the voice of our sustainable built environment is heard in this election year. 

Together, we will engage across a range of policy areas, including in key moments like the Heat in Buildings Bill’s passage through parliament, the formulation of Scotland’s next climate change adaptation programme, the Just Transition plan for the built environment and construction, and with our political parties as they develop their manifestoes ahead of 2024’s UK general election. Your involvement will give you a key position in shaping this engagement and the impact we’ll have this year. 

Project aims

Through our policy work in Scotland we aim to realise the potential of this pivotal year by: 

  • Co-developing strong policy positions that are then reflected in party manifestos and in legislation and regulation, on; 
  • Commercial and domestic retrofit 
  • Ambitious new-build standards for resilient and net-zero development 
  • Embodied carbon 
  • Climate adaptation 
  • Building on strong relationships with key decision makers and influencers across the political spectrum, to enable members to actively engage in policy advocacy and the policymaking process. 

Project benefits for members

Beyond advancing our shared ambitions and supporting the realisation of critical industry targets, members partnering on UKGBC project opportunities will also gain multiple direct benefits including:

Driving meaningful impact

Your organisation will be credited with enabling the project and facilitating progress and positive impact in the built environment. You will take a steering role, helping to shape the project and associated outputs, as well as how those outputs are conveyed to the political parties and industry to maximise impact and uptake

Raising your brand profile

Your organisation will receive brand recognition via the inclusion of your organisation’s logo on all project and/or project related outputs and collateral (e.g., reports, videos, presentation slides). You will receive bespoke social media assets to help promote your organisation’s support of the project. You will be given opportunities to present at project output launch and/or related events.

Expanding networks

Your organisation will be able to collaborate with other industry leaders. You will have access to a broad network through which to extend your organisation’s reach and build new relationships with clients and suppliers from across the built environment value chain

Developing your staff

Individuals will engage with a diverse set of stakeholders from across the industry and collaborate to co-create tangible solutions

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David Steen Senior Policy Advisor – Scotland