Coalition urged to commit to making more green buildings

21 May 2010
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David Cameron and a desk The UK Green Building Council (UKGBC) has called on the new British government to go further in rolling out eco-friendly homes.

According to the group, the Liberal Democrat-Conservative coalition this week had an opportunity to commit to ensuring all new homes in the UK are zero-carbon properties from 2016.

However, UKGBC noted that this commitment does not appear in the new coalition agreement.

"Government, working with industry, has made huge progress in revolutionising the construction and property sector," said Paul King, chief executive of UKGBC.

"Momentum should be maintained."

However, he stated that much of the new coalition agreement should be warmly welcomed.

Mr King singled out the Green Deal proposal for praise, as this will allow homeowners to access finance to make their properties more energy-efficient.

The WWF has also given the government's environmental policies a positive response, describing them as ambitious and promising.

Nevertheless, it also insisted that more commitments on zero-carbon homes are necessary.
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