The Roadmap, announced in December, aims to develop a trajectory of carbon reduction targets and actions, covering the total lifecycle impact of the built environment in the UK, and secure the support of relevant industry actors in delivering decarbonisation. The project is a co-owned process that brings together key stakeholders from across the built environment sector.

Four task groups comprised of over 50 experts have been formed to work through the decarbonisation implications across sectors and develop a timeline of solutions. An industry-wide Steering Group has also been formed to oversee the Roadmap and provide strategic input throughout the process.

This project is part of a multi-national project (#BuildingLife) coordinated by WorldGBC and made possible with the support of Laudes Foundation and Ikea Foundation. The development of national Roadmaps will be led by GBCs across 10 European markets in the lead up to COP26 and will aim to build a common vision and agreed actions for achieving net zero carbon in the construction, operation and demolition of buildings and infrastructure.

UKGBC will undertake a consultation on the draft roadmap proposals in June-July 2021 to capture perspectives from across the industry.

Tom Spurrier, Roadmap Project Lead at UKGBC, said:

“Delivering the carbon reductions required to bring us in line with a 1.5 degree trajectory is an industry-wide challenge that must be met with an industry-wide response. It is therefore essential we come together to develop a shared, coherent plan of action which sets out clear actions and targets for stakeholders across our industry to work towards, which is exactly the purpose of the Whole Life Carbon Roadmap project.

“The volume of applications received for each task group is testament to the level of ambition across our industry. The practical experience and input from each task group member will be instrumental in ensuring the Roadmap can be readily adopted by industry, and put us on track to meeting our climate targets without delay.”

Four task groups have been formed to support the development of UKGBC’s Whole Life Carbon Roadmap for the built environment. They consist of representatives from the following organisations. Each Task Group will also be supported by an individual in our Next Generation cohort. These are early career professionals who will be helping deliver a net zero built environment now and in the future.

New Build:

Atelier Ten
Bennetts Associates
Burges Salmon
Buro Happold
Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios
Hilson Moran
igloo Regeneration
London Energy Transformation Initiative (LETI) 
Mott MacDonald 
Peel L&P
Perkins +Will
Pollard Thomas Edwards
Sustainability, Buildings + Places Group, AECOM
Sweco UK
Thakeham Group
The Concrete Centre
Willmott Dixon

Retrofit: Residential

Active Building Centre
Alliance for Sustainable Building Products (ASBP)
Dorrington PLC
Energy Systems Catapult
Essex County Council
Federation Of Master Builders
Grainger PLC
Greengage Environmental
Hoare Lea
Knauf Insulation
London Energy Transformation Initiative (LETI)
Pivot Energy Services
SHAP (Sustainable Housing Action Partnership)
South Yorkshire Housing Association
Twinn Sustainability Innovation

Retrofit: Commercial:

Acclaro Advisory
Derwent London
Elementa Consulting
London Energy Transformation Initiative (LETI)
Morrisons Plc
Overbury and Morgan Lovell
The Carbon Trust
The Crown Estate
Tuffin Ferraby Taylor


BAM Nuttall
CALA Group (CALA Homes)
Chartered Institution of Civil Engineering Surveyors (CICES)
High Speed Two (HS2)
London Energy Transformation Initiative (LETI)
Mott MacDonald
National Grid
Schneider Electric
Skanska UK PLC
Tata Steel

The task groups are being supported by a Steering Group which includes representation from the following organisations:

Association for Consultancy and Engineering (ACE)
Better Buildings Partnership (BBP)
British Retail Consortium (BRC)
Construction Industry Training Board (CiTB)
Construction Leadership Council (CLC)
Construction Innovation Hub
Construction Scotland Innovation Centre (CSIC)
Department for Eductation (DfE)
Environmental Association for Universities and Colleges (EAUC)
Future Homes Task Force
Green Construction Board (GCB)
Good Homes Alliance (GHA)
Hoare Lea
Home Builders Federation
Lloyds Banking Group
Mott MacDonald
NHS Improvements
Office of Government Property (OGP)
Retrofit Academy
The Institution of Structural Engineers (IStructE)
Tritax Big Box


Notes to Editors

Information on the Net Zero Whole Life Carbon Roadmap can be found here.

Details of all individuals on each Task Group and the Steering Group can be found here.

The other European countries developing roadmaps are: Croatia, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland and Spain.