The UK Green Building Council (UKGBC) has today welcomed the publication of the Mayor of London’s draft London Environment Strategy.

John Alker, Campaign and Policy Director at UKGBC said:

“This draft plan outlines a number of important and ambitious policies, including proposals for all new buildings to be zero carbon from 2019, and for new large-scale schemes to be Air Quality Positive. The draft also proposes a new ‘Urban Greening Factor’ for new developments.

“These aspirations highlight the growing trend: it is our cities that are leading the way in the absence of policy ambition and clarity from central Government.

“UKGBC strongly welcomes this type of leadership and will be contributing the voice of progressive built environment businesses to this consultation. We look forward to engaging with the Mayor’s office on the detail of these policies and maintaining the ambitions outlined.”


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Details of the London Environment Strategy consultation are available on the Mayor of London’s website, here.


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