Embodied carbon bill to be presented to parliament

“If passed into law, the bill would make reporting of whole-life carbon mandatory within a building’s application to building control, with the expectation that this would be followed by the introduction of legal limits on up-front carbon.”

This bill initially proposed by tory Duncan Baker MP North Norfolk and then reinvigorated by Jerome Kay MP goes a long way to promoting the need to preserve captured carbon within existing buildings; a much needed encouragement to stop flattening perfectly good structures in the name of progress but at the devastating cost to the environment.

This coupled with a sensible approach to rewarding developers with VAT reduction for refurbs and not just new builds might be a great step forward.