Government regulation: Industry has a unique role
08 Jun 2022
Battling climate change and moving the property industry towards a Zero Carbon, Zero Waste ideal is fraught with entrenched vested interests, conflicting priorities and basic disagreements about what should be measured, calculated and reported on. From central government’s building regulations to local authorities’ policies and design guidelines, to developers trying to make a profit while committing to sustainability, to pressure groups and advisory bodies, to architects, engineers, specifiers and contractors squeezed at the end of the food chain, the complex landscape seems to consist of nothing but silos. How can the industry arrive at a useful collaborative model that guarantees efficiency and the best possible outcome for a truly sustainable future?