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Successfully delivering building performance

UK-GBC task group report lays out success factors for delivering building performance

Industry unites to deliver better building performance

Industry bodies come together to form Delivery Building Performance project in order to tackle shortfalls in predicted building performance

UK construction companies commit to carbon savings

UK-GBC publishes pledges from UK construction sector to reduce carbon emissions

Industry in dismay at 2015 Spending Review announcements

Announcements of Government plans to replace ECO and reportedly build 400,000 poorly insulated homes have come as a shock to the industry

Treasury looks to boost energy efficiency among businesses

A new consultation is seeking views on simplifying the business energy efficiency tax system by introducing one tax and one reporting system

Marketing spend on Green Deal less than 3% of DECC’s energy...

RCI’s freedom of information request shows DECC spent around £6m on publicising the scheme over 26 months, with no efforts made between April 2015 and the Green Deal’s closure in July

Home energy efficiency ‘dead in the water’ following closure of the...

Government ends funding to the Green Deal Finance Company, with the flagship scheme axed as part of DECC’s review of energy efficiency policy

Government abandons zero carbon homes goal

Decision to no longer proceed with zero carbon Allowable Solutions scheme or the 2016 increase in on-site energy efficiency standards taken to try and boost house-building

Affordable housing damaged and energy efficiency absent from Budget

Reduction in social rents could knock on to smaller investment by housing associations in new homes, while energy efficiency policy was lacking altogether from the latest Budget

Climate change report calls for urgent action

New research recommends ECO be extended past 2017 and that energy efficiency policy be altered to allow the UK to meet its carbon reduction targets