The UK-GBC has launched a new report which examines the case for action on Zero Carbon 2019 in non-domestic buildings. It calls for the government to act now on a zero carbon standard that would allow the UK construction and property industry to gain a head start over the rest of Europe and take the lead in expertise and knowledge on low carbon buildings.
Dan Jestico, Head of Research and Development at Hilson Moran, has been an integral part of the Zero Carbon Non Domestic Task Group who have been working on the report with the since October 2013, and is also the Chair of the technical sub-group. The Zero Carbon Non Domestic Task Group was formed by industry experts to help define and build support for the ambitious definition of 'Zero Carbon' for non-domestic buildings.
The report also estimates that innovation in the non-domestic buildings sector could save £13 billion in avoided energy costs by 2050, and could create export opportunities that would contribute £1.7 billion to the UK ‘s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) by the same year.
The launch of the report was accompanied by a letter to communities minister Stephen Williams, which has been signed by 21 industry leaders, including Hilson Moran’s managing director, Chris Plummer.