Engineering services alliance Actuate UK calls for industry and government collaboration on the challenge of retrofitting and decarbonising our existing buildings. Actuate UK presented as one of the Construct Zero partners in Construction: The Built Environment session which took place on Thursday 11 November 2021, 9:30am-11am, at the Green Zone of UN Climate Change Conference (COP26).
ACTUATE UK to present at Construction Leadership Council’s COP26 Session
ACTUATE UK to present at Construction Leadership Council’s COP26 Session on 11 November
Construction: The Built Environment’, Thursday 11 November 2021 (9:30am-11am, Green Zone, Cinema Auditorium)
Actuate UK has been confirmed as one of the Construct Zero partners presenting in the Construction Leadership Council’s session Construction: The Build Environment at COP26 on Thursday 11 November.
Michelle Agha-Hossein, a chartered engineer, will be presenting on how Actuate UK members are advancing the importance of retrofit in reducing carbon emissions in existing buildings. Michelle is the Building Performance and Soft Landings Lead at the Building Services Research and Information Association (BSRIA) – one of the Actuate UK member organisations. She said:
“I am delighted to have been given the opportunity to participate at COP26 in Glasgow and look forward to presenting how the built environment can decarbonise through retrofitting existing building stock, given most will still be in operation in 2050. Achieving the collective target certainly depends upon all stakeholders embracing practical pathways on the journey towards net zero.”
Actuate UK net zero policy also supports the Construction Leadership Council’s Domestic Retrofit Strategy and seeks ways to maximise the contribution of engineering services to carbon reduction strategies in public sector, commercial and industrial premises, as well as transport and other essential infrastructure.
Actuate UK organizations support the CBI statement on Business rates, which, together with other Trade Associations, is calling on Government to take long-term action in the forthcoming Budget and Comprehensive Spending Review.