Chief exec Liz Pearce set to use MIPIM speech to criticise government

The British Property Federation will demand the government stop “dithering” on sustainability at the MIPIM conference on Wednesday.

BPF chief executive Liz Pearce will urge the government and EU to help facilitate a global standard for measuring the sustainability of buildings.

Pearce will argue initiatives such as Energy Performance Certificates have not gone far enough to tackle unsustainable buildings.

Liz Peace said: “The industry is crying out for a truly universal, international approach to measuring and assessing sustainable buildings.

“We would urge governments and international institutions to stop dithering, stop deluging us with useless and duplicatory initiatives, and agree on an effective and easy to use approach.

“The property industry is doing a great deal to put its house in order, but the lack of any universal or even widely accepted set of measures, such as the rules that exist to govern international accounting standards, means some of this effort may be wasted.”