The UK Green Building Council has today responded to the Committee on Climate Change’s latest progress report to Parliament.
In the report, the Committee highlights the limited progress on energy efficiency in the commercial and industrial sectors, and a retreat on previous progress on home energy efficiency following policy changes in 2013.
Paul King, Chief Executive of the UK Green Building Council, said: “While Government has clearly made good progress on some of its efforts to cut carbon, the Committee exposes the lack of headway on energy efficiency within our buildings, and in particular, an unravelling of the previous good work on home energy efficiency.
“This is ironic given that carbon reduction in buildings is not only the most cost effective way of tacking climate change, but it also protects both households and businesses from soaring energy bills.
“Time is running out for the current Government to grasp this and to deliver on crucial policy areas such as zero carbon homes and minimum energy performance standards in commercial buildings.”