Green and sustainable building ‘key to cutting carbon’

Cutting carbon is centred largely on the possibilities put forward through green and sustainable building, says Bill Bolsover, chair of the Construction Products Association.

Talking at a parliamentary reception at the House of Commons, he told industry figures: “We are key to ensuring we achieve our carbon reduction commitments.”

He added that this is to be achieved by “the new buildings we create in the future and through the improvements that are made to the energy efficiency of the existing building stock”.

The role of green and sustainable building in helping the environment is part of a wider contribution he claimed the construction sector can make to the recovering economy.

Construction allows transport links to be created to support business, he said, while also building energy facilities that allow efficient operations of companies nationwide.

Within the construction industry itself, the association notes that the products used in building projects account for around 40 per cent of all output from the sector.

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