Greening the construction curriculum – are we ready?

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De-carbonising the industry – fit for the future?


Paul Morrell OBE

Chief Construction Adviser, HM Government


Paul Morrell makes a number of interesting points in the presentation.
We would welcome your thoughts on : -


  • Construction as a noble cause – how can we share this vision beyond the industry?
  • How much is systems thinking as an approach adopted in your organisation?
  • How do we respond to the challenge of measuring our carbon emissions?

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Tackling carbon in the design and construction of the built environment will make a bigger difference to the UK's overall environmental performance than tackling it in any other sector, but in the last six years ago there have been four ministers with responsibility for construction. I want the next minister to be in post for long enough to make a difference on this agenda, rather than be reshuffled to a new post.

Ruth Bishop
on 30th March 2010 at 10:04

The responsibility for leading the debate needs to be shared by all of us encouraging new ways of systems thinking. We should all set clear priorities, set higher standards, develop more in-house competence and encourage new thinking on how to de-carbonise.

David Jenson
on 29th March 2010 at 16:05

De-carbonisation expectations need to be written into building contracts and failure to meet those expectations should be a disciplinary or financial penalty.

Phil Smith
on 29th March 2010 at 15:48

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