Jane Thornback

Sustainability Policy Advisor

E-mail: jane.thornback@constructionproducts.org.uk

Jane is the Sustainability Policy Advisor at the Construction Products Association. Since joining CPA in 2005, she has led the development of the Association’s programme on resource efficiency, chaired the Manufacturers Advisory Group for the revision of the BRE Green Guide, played a leading role in the development of formal standards for responsible sourcing and co-authored a variety of reports including A Guide to Understanding the Embodied Impacts of Construction Products, Olympics Learning Legacy Paper and Water Efficiency – the Contribution of Construction Products.

Jane liaises closely with government departments and their agencies as well as research bodies and the wider construction industry. She is a member of the joint government and industry Green Construction Board’s Circular Economy Working Group for which she also is the secretariat. She had a similar role in managing the GCB’s Greening the Industry Group, studying targets on waste, water, materials, carbon and biodiversity from the 2008-2012 Strategy for Sustainable Construction.