Julie Hirigoyen, chief executive at UKGBC, said:

“We welcome the CCC’s independent assessment of the Government’s Clean Growth Strategy which highlights the significant remaining ‘policy gap’ in current plans, meaning that we’re still not on track to meet our fourth and fifth carbon budgets.

“The CCC highlights the importance of buildings in bridging this policy gap, and UKGBC welcomes the focus on measures for our sector to achieve vital emissions reductions. With big housing targets and some of the draughtiest housing stock in Europe, it’s important we take action now to cut our emissions and make new buildings and infrastructure fit for the future.

“We stand alongside the CCC in calling for robust energy efficiency regulations for rented homes; the introduction of performance-based labelling for commercial buildings; and high standards for new build properties. It’s essential that the recommended action plan for home energy efficiency is published as soon as possible to give us a fighting chance of meeting our carbon budgets.”


Notes to editors

The CCC’s independent assessment of the UK’s Clean Growth Strategy is available here.