The Construction Products Association has responded to the Prime Minister’s mission to use new technologies to half the energy use of new buildings by 2030, announced in her Industrial Strategy speech this week.
Commenting on the announcement, Dr Diana Montgomery, Construction Products Association Chief Executive said: “The importance of this announcement cannot be underestimated. Our sector employs over 333,000 people and advances will drive a more sustainable, higher skilled workforce. This is a significant opportunity for us and I am pleased construction products have been identified as a contributor towards the UK’s clean growth.
“The Industrial Strategy asked us to develop a long term vision with government. We have stepped forward to demonstrate industry-led innovation, skills for the future, and how the UK can be at the forefront of global construction.
“Advances to halve the energy used by a new building would contribute towards the level of quality and innovation in construction, ultimately saving money for the consumer and giving them more control over how they save energy. Construction products shape the buildings we use and in delivering this mission from government we can have a positive impact on the UK’s built environment.”
By Emma Salmon at 21 May 2018, 15:46 PM