Julie Hirigoyen, Chief Executive at the UK Green Building Council (UKGBC) said:

“London is showing that cities can lead the way in the creation of a better, more sustainable and more resilient built environment. It is very positive that, from 2019, the capital will be the first city in the UK where all major developments will need to be zero carbon.

“Khan’s blueprint for sustainable growth does well to recognise the importance of monitoring the operational energy of new developments – a crucial step in ensuring our buildings perform as they were designed to. It is also extremely encouraging to see consideration of embodied carbon and circular economy principles for new developments.

“The Plan also succeeds in putting a spotlight on how city planning affects the health and wellbeing of Londoners. City regions across the UK would do well to follow London’s holistic approach to setting standards, specifying principles and prioritising clean growth.”




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