Prioritise Resource Efficiency

42% of the UK’s emissions are controlled or influenced by the built environment. 

These carbon emissions need to be rapidly reduced in order to meet the UK’s net zero legally binding targets. Achieving this reduction provides enormous opportunities for the economy, the environment and society as a whole. A national retrofit strategy could result in 500,000 new jobs by 2030 alongside a £309bn boost to the economy 

How to reduce carbon emissions from the construction sector

1. Minimise embodied carbon emissions in construction

2. Minimise operational carbon emissions from buildings 

3. Align all new infrastructure projects with net zero transition 

4. Use our buildings more intensively and efficiently 

How to reduce carbon emissions from existing buildings

5. Implement nationwide retrofit strategy 

How to financially incentivise resource efficiency

6. Reform tax to prioritise resource efficiency by