RIBA sustainability advisor appointed chair of BRE's Certification Sustainability Board.

The board provides independent governance of BRE's sustainability tools, methodologies and standards including BREEAM, Environmental Profiles and Green Guides.

Gething is the RIBA President's Sustainability Advisor, Chair of the Institute Sustainable Futures Committee and a partner of Fielden Clegg Bradley Architects.

Gething said after his appointment: "The construction industry stands to gain much from the establishment of the Sustainability Board.

"It gives stakeholders from every sector of the industry the chance to influence the areas in which knowledge is developed and to see that the tools, assessement schemes and publications BRE produces are tailored precisely to sector needs."