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Government urged to develop national green building database

7 October 2013 No Comment

A national database of advice for green building projects could be created by the government.

Business secretary Vince Cable was urged to help create such an archive during a meeting with several regional figureheads in the construction industry.

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Discovering a set of best practices for sustainable building

The group of experts met with Cable shortly after working on two prototype eco-friendly buildings in Coventry, with the aim of discovering a set of best practices that could be adopted across the country.

Yet, the group’s chair Nigel Robinson has shared worries that these practices would be hard to enforce without a national database in place.

He told midlandsbusinessnews.co.uk:

“One of the driving forces behind this project was to hone the skills of contractors and sub-contractors working on the project so that they could become leading practitioners in this type of eco building.

“But there is a fear that this skill base is not being captured and when similar developments start across the country the developers will not have knowledge of the skilled people who have helped this to be such an important project.”

The group informed Cable about these fears as well as what they learned from developing the prototype buildings. According to thebusinessdesk.com, Cable pledged to develop an eco-construction version of the Engineering Council’s register of technicians.

Author: Joe Elvin    Date Written: 04 October 2013

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