The role of construction in achieving a low-carbon built environment
An Industry Leaders' Group Guide

Project outputs

During the consultation period for this project the following subjects were identified by the steering group as being important areas within the wider carbon topic.

People known to be at the leading edge of low carbon innovation and practice in the various fields were approached and asked to write the briefings which were then reviewed by the steering group.

These briefings are available to read on this website.


Commerical drivers


Angus McIntosh, King Sturge LLP


Materials, products and carbon

Whole-life perspective

Skills and resources

Low carbon economy


Jane Anderson, PE Consulting

John Davies , Davis Langdon an AECOM company

Danna Walker, Patrick Bowen and Aled Williams

Gavin Bollan, Atkins


Low carbon - a client's perspective

Organisational perspective

Low carbon buildings by design - new build

Low carbon refurbishment

Low carbon buildings - infrastructure

Low carbon infrastructure - capital works and refubishment opportunities

Patrick Brown, British Property Federation

Miles Watkins and Shamir Ghumra, Aggregate Industries

Dan Phillips and Mark Dowson, Buro Happold

Andy Ford, Mott Macdonald

Tim Broyd, Kate Young and Steve Faulkner, Halcrow

Coming soon

Opportunities to get involved

These topics were also identified as being important areas to cover, if you would like to write a briefing on one of these areas or discuss a different potential topic please contact us.
  • Renewables - opportunities in buildings, developments and infrastructure
  • Carbon accounting - financial perspectives
  • Low carbon construction sites ac
Interested in getting involved?
Contact Owen Jenkins for more information.

Project sponsors:


CIRIA and BIS would like to thank all the authors for their efforts in producing these briefings.