Business opportunities from the green agenda

A guide to help businesses take advantage of opportunities in the move to low- and zero-carbon buildings and homes is available from SummitSkills, the sector skills council for building-services engineering. SummitSkills commissioned the report ‘Low carbon buildings and homes: skills and opportunities’ from the Zero Carbon Hub as a way to help businesses get to grips with the current and emerging legislation and regulations affecting the growing ‘green’ agenda.

The guide covers the key points of changes to the definition of zero-carbon homes, Parts L, F and J of the Building Regulations, the Feed-in Tariff, the Renewable Heat Incentive, the Code for Sustainable Homes, the new National Planning Policy Framework and where this leaves existing local plans. It concludes with a summary of the new skills required to engage in the ever-moving arena and ensure businesses are best placed to profit from the new and existing opportunities.

An electronic copy is available free until the end of July from the link below. It will then cost £10.

Related links:
Related articles:



modbs tv logo

Women In STEM: Breaking into A Man’s World

With the growth in the engineering sector in the last few years, the requirement of additional workers has led to an increasingly diverse workforce especially with the inclusion of women  

Legionella bacteria - Symptoms are similar to that of Covid-19

An outbreak of Legionnaires disease in the West Midlands has prompted Stuart Gizzi, Managing Director at plumbing equipment manufacturer Intatec to remind Facilities Managers that Legionella precautions can be automated 

Calendar