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RIBA welcomes the BEIS Select Committee’s ‘Energy efficiency: building towards net zero’ report

12 July 2019

RIBA CEO, Alan Vallance, said:

“It is extremely concerning that the UK’s building stock is so inefficient compared to its European neighbours. As today’s report by the Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Select Committee recognises, if the UK is to deliver net zero carbon by 2050, energy efficiency in buildings must be made a national infrastructure priority. The RIBA has recently declared an environment and climate emergency – architects and the built environment sector must be at the forefront of delivering a zero-carbon future.”

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Notes to editors:

1. For further press information contact Abigail.Chiswell-White@riba.org +44 (0) 20 7580 3811

2. The RIBA will be welcoming Chair of the BEIS Select Committee Rachel Reeves to 66 Portland Place for a panel session on Energy Efficiency organised by the Energy Efficiency Infrastructure Group (EEIG) and sponsored by the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) on Monday 15 July 2019 from 9 to 10.30 am.

3. The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) is a global professional membership body that serves its members and society in order to deliver better buildings and places, stronger communities and a sustainable environment. Follow @RIBA on Twitter for regular updates.

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