Local Authorities in the UK have a key role to play in the promotion of sustainable buildings. The introduction of increasingly demanding legislation both for Planning and Building Control is requiring new (and some existing) developments to become much more sustainable. The addendum to PPS1 on Climate Change, The Code for Sustainable Homes, Revisions to Part L, The Merton Rule and other SPG are, amongst others, regulations that will encourage sustainable buildings nationwide.
It is therefore very important that Local Authorities have a thorough understanding of sustainable building issues and the expertise to ensure that the regulations are professionally enforced. The Green Register offers a special membership status for Local Authorities. As with individual or organisation membership, at least one person must attend the Sustainable Building and Services course, after which any member of staff from the Local Authority can take advantage of the benefits that membership of The Green Register affords. The membership fee of £150 per annum reflect the fact that many members of Local Authority staff can enjoy the privileges of Green Register membership which include discounts on all Green Register courses, seminars and products. By attending the Sustainable Building and Services course, Local Authorities will have demonstrated their commitment to sustainable construction and will be seen to be actively promoting sustainable building practices.
To attend one of the courses go to our events page.
- Professionals within the Local Authority area will be able to share ideas and network through Green Register meetings and local events
- The Local Authority will qualify for the discounts outlined within the Construction Professional section