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Construction: Sustainable Development

Question for Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

UIN 75155, tabled on 15 November 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent discussions he has had with industry leaders on the potential merits of the increased use of sustainable construction materials and methods.

Answered on

23 November 2021

My Rt. Hon. Friend the Secretary of State, BEIS officials and I have regular discussions with construction industry leaders on a wide range of issues, including increasing the sustainability of the sector.

The Government is supporting the sector's move to industrialised offsite manufacturing, digitisation and improved sustainability. The Transforming Construction Challenge, jointly funded with industry is piloting new approaches to construction products and processes to enable the sector to produce safe, efficient, sustainable buildings.

In March, the Construction Leadership Council launched CO2nstructZero, a cross-industry decarbonisation programme. This prioritises development of innovative, sustainable materials, and it will help to develop sustainable solutions for manufacturing production processes and distribution. The CLC will report regularly to Government on its progress against CO2nstructZero priorities.