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Call to Strengthen Green Energy Requirements for New Buildings


According to a recent report from the Telegraph Business pages, property chiefs including the bosses of Heathrow, British Land and the Crown Estate have written to the Government urging it to strengthen green energy requirements for new buildings if the UK is to hit global warming goals.

The report claims that more than 50 business leaders signed the open letter to business secretary Greg Clark and communities secretary Sajid Javid asking them to introduce new construction policy.

They said that current energy performance standards for buildings, which are pegged to 2020 targets, should be “significantly improved”.

The signatories, who also included Mike Barry, director of Marks & Spencer’s sustainability plan, veteran architect Peter Rogers and Standard Life Investments’ global head of real estate Paolo Alonzi, said the Government should agree new 2030 standards as soon as possible.