CIOB responds to Government's Ten Point Plan
The Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) has responded to the government’s ‘Ten Point Plan for a Green Industrial Revolution’. The plan seeks to create and support up to 250,000 jobs covering clean energy, transport, nature and innovative technologies across the UK.
The CIOB welcomes the extension of the Green Homes Grant by a further year as it will give industry and consumers further time to make use of the scheme and ensure that all work is carried out to the highest standards.
However, the Institute is disappointed to see that the Government has not included a national retrofit strategy as part of its plan for green buildings.
While it is a positive step that the Government recognises the importance of making homes, schools and hospitals more energy efficient, a long-term roadmap is needed to give the built environment sector the certainty it needs to invest in green technology and low carbon skills.
Ultimately, the £12 billion allocated in this plan is a drop in the ocean compared to the amount that will be needed to ensure that our built environment is fit to meet the net zero target.
The CIOB urges the Government to make a national retrofit plan a core part of its Industrial Strategy and key infrastructure priority, to support jobs and help to eradicate the UK’s contribution to climate change.