Published: 2nd Dec 2020

Three-quarters of the construction industry believe that the sector will be unable to achieve the government’s climate objectives, according to research conducted by Uponor.  The government has set a number of environmental targets for the construction industry, these include electrifying construction machinery, reducing waste and retrofitting homes. However, in a survey of over 200 construction industry professionals, 77% of respondents agreed that these environmental goals will not be achieved without significant changes to the industry. The research also revealed that half of those surveyed do not think it will be possible to disconnect all new homes from the gas grid by the Future Homes Standard’s deadline of 2025. Only 10% of respondents said they feel the industry has enough support to deliver low carbon homes and 70% of respondents said more training is needed to create low carbon homes. Zisis Nikoloudis, commercial segment manager at Uponor, said: ‘Our research uncovered … (To read the full article, subscribe below)