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Green Construction Board


Government and industry will build on the work of the Low Carbon Construction IGT and continue to work collaboratively through the “Green Construction Board” (GCB) to drive forward the actions set out in the Low Carbon Construction Action Plan.

Membership

The membership if the GCB will represent both Government and industry and will be jointly co-chaired. The Minister for Business & Enterprise, Mark Prisk MP, will act as the Government co-chair. DECC, Defra, DCLG, Cabinet Office and BIS will be the key Departments represented on the Group.

Purpose

As well as monitoring the delivery of this action plan, the Board will also update and refresh actions going forward and take collective responsibility for leading the change to a low a carbon economy. It is expected that the GCB will look more widely at green construction issues, encompassing priority activities of the Sustainable Construction Strategy.

Next steps

Government will work with the Strategic Forum for Construction and the UK Green Building Council to:-

- Agree terms of reference

- Identify appropriate representatives to sit on the group

- Integrate the work undertaken under the Strategy for Sustainable Construction into this action plan.

The first meeting of the Green Construction Board will be held in October 2011.

For more information contact: constructionigt@bis.gsi.gov.uk 

Minister responsible

Mark Prisk is the minister responsible for this policy area.

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