RLB UK has taken the lead alongside a number of other industry stakeholders and the Construction Leadership Council (CLC) to support CO2nstructZero, the construction industry’s response to the climate emergency.
As one of the first industry Net Zero Carbon Business champions, RLB has committed to the sector’s drive towards reducing carbon emissions in the delivery and operation of the built environment.
RLB has already pledged to be Carbon Zero by 2025 and has led the rally for the industry to put sustainability and environmental practices at the heart of every project. It undertakes whole life carbon, embodied energy/carbon assessments as well as integrating capital, energy, carbon and operational/lifecycle cost replacement costs both in its own projects and for clients.
The Net Zero Carbon campaign includes stakeholders from across the built environment including contractors, consultants, builders merchants, architects, engineers and material suppliers.
Andrew Griffith MP, the UK Net Zero Business Champion and Chair of the CO2nstructZero Advisory Board, said: “This is a hugely significant moment for the UK’s construction industry. As we look towards COP26 later this year, the whole sector must work together to drive real change. We cannot deliver our ambitious national Net Zero carbon ambitions without changing how we build – and our business champions will set a fantastic example for others to follow.”
Ann Bentley, Global Board Director, comments, “Sustainability is the key to the future of the built environment. Unless we start looking at how we preserve what we already have within our industry and look to work more environmentally efficiently, we will no longer have land and raw materials for the future. This needs to be addressed now and therefore we are immensely passionate about being one of the business champions to work with the CLC and other stakeholders to work how we as a sector ensure real change happens.”