The UK Green Building Council has launched a consultation on definitive measures to meet the 2019 zero carbon target for non-domestic buildings.

The discussions will centre on the formation of a code for sustainable buildings, with a task group set to assess core sustainability standards and align them with international rating tools. Consultation is expected to run until February and the group's final proposal will be presented in March.

Council chief executive Paul King will chair the group. King said: "With the forthcoming government consultation, this is an ideal time to take stock and consider what kind of code and rating tools we need for the future. "We also need to anticipate European regulation and the growing demand from multinational clients for harmonisation between international tools."