UK-GBC’s list to help develop proposals for a Code for Sustainable Buildings includes RIBA president

The UK Green Building Council has announced the list of industry figures who will help develop proposals for a Code for Sustainable Buildings.

The task force will lead an industry-wide consultation on the sort of code needed to help achieve the 2019 zero-carbon target. Members of the Department for Communities and Local Government (CLG) and the BRE will sit on the panel as observers.

The panel includes

• Bill Bolsover, chief executive, Aggregate Industries UK
• Dr John Connaughton, partner, Davis Langdon
• Ian Coull, chief executive, Segro
• John Frankiewicz, chief executive officer, Willmott Dixon
• Alistair Guthrie, director, Ove Arup & Partners
• Ken Hall, managing director, Prologis
• Bill Hughes, managing director, Legal & General Property
• Daniel Labbad, chief executive officer UK, Lend Lease
• Sunand Prasad, partner of Penoyre & Prasad LLP and RIBA president
• Ant Wilson, business unit director, Faber Maunsell

Paul King, UK-GBC chief executive, said: “The fact that such senior figures from some of the biggest players in the sector are willing to commit their time and expertise to this process demonstrates the importance they attach to a Code for Sustainable Buildings.

RIBA president Sunand Prasad is on the 'green team'

“We will be exploring what the industry needs in order to meet some very ambitious targets and deliver high quality, high value, sustainable buildings.”

Prasad added: “We support the creation of this expert group wholeheartedly- particularly as it brings both sides of the supply chain together. The task for the group will be to investigate whether creating a Code for Sustainable Buildings is the right way to achieve what we all agree is the objective- to substantially reduce carbon emissions from all new buildings.”