A new research report, conducted by the Environmental Change Institute for the Federation of Master Builders (FMB), suggests that building firms, product manufacturers and suppliers could stand to tap into a new market worth between �3.5 and �6.5 billion per year if the UK developed policies, skills programmes and financial incentives to make our existing housing stock greener and more energy efficient. The report makes a number of policy recommendations and argues that the Government needs to start a process of innovation, skills development and capacity building in the construction industry that is consistent with its aim to cut carbon emissions by 80% by 2050.


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