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Action Tracker

The Green Construction Board monitored the implementation and built upon the joint Government / Industry 'Action Plan' contained in the "Government Response to the Low Carbon Construction Innovation and Growth Team Report". This Action Plan recorded actions against 8 key themes, and for many the role of the GCB was one of monitoring rather than actual delivery.

Ref Owner Action Date IGT Rec. Progress Status Comments
1.01 DECC 2050 Pathways Analysis update published. May-11 3.3, 3.4 Complete See: here
1.02 DECC Submit energy National Policy Statements (making the case for new energy infrastructure) to Parliament for ratification. May-11 Complete
1.03 DECC Formal response to the Committee on Climate Change Fourth Carbon Budget Report covering the period 2023 May-11 3.3, 3.4 Complete
1.04 CIC/BIS CIC will support the continuation 2050 Group alongside BIS, to enable the future leaders of the industry to drive forward the low carbon agenda. Jun 2011 - Ongoing 8.5 Complete
1.05 DECC Fourth Carbon Budget level set in law. Jun-11 3.3 3.4 Complete
1.06 BIS / SFfC Establish the joint industry and Government Green Construction Board, working closely with Strategic Forum for Construction to agree membership and terms of reference. Jul-11 Complete
1.07 BIS/SFC Agree across Government and with the Strategic Forum for Construction, the core work programme for the GCB based on key shared priorities from the IGT report, the Government's response and the existing Sustainable Construction Strategy. Sep-11 Complete
1.08 Constructing Excellence Develop an industry proposal for a construction specific major projects review group to work in collaboration with existing bodies and Government, including setting out the terms of reference, ways of working and membership. Sep-11 4.1 Started
1.09 BIS First meeting of Green Construction Board Sep-11 Complete
1.1 ICE Develop a route map to Low Carbon Infrastructure and report to ICE Council. Oct-11 7.1 3.3 Complete
1.11 DECC Publication of the final revised Carbon Action Plan Oct-11 3.3 3.4 Complete
1.12 CIC Encourage the voluntary use of Display Energy Certificates in buildings operated by members. Winter 2011 6.22 Not-started
1.13 SFfC Encourage the voluntary use of Display Energy Certificates in buildings operated by members. Winter 2011 6.22 Not-started
1.14 RICS Have Display Energy Certificate assessments carried out on relevant properties owned and occupied by the organisation. Winter 2011 6.22 Complete
1.15 GCB Green Construction Board consideration of how far the low Carbon Plan take us towards a plan which make sense for construction. Identification and commissioning of priority areas of work Dec-11 3.1, 3.3, 3.4, 5.4 Started
1.16 UK-GBC Work with legal experts from industry and local government to provide standard frameworks for navigating the complexities of Sustainable Community Infrastructure, such as decentralised energy systems and heat networks. Dec-11 Complete See: here
1.17 No10 Prime Minister's Better Public Building Award event to disseminate learning and good practice from the winners Jan-12 Complete
1.18 UK-GBC Lead industry in the development of sector-wide Business Plan to show how it could put the built environment on track to achieve a 50% reduction in carbon emissions over the next decade, in a way that creates value for business and society. Phase one to be completed by March 2012 Mar-12 3.1, 3.3 Complete See: here
1.19 DCLG Provide clarity for developers, investors and planning authorities through the publication of the National Planning Policy Framework, including introduction of a strong presumption in favour of sustainable development. Apr-12 Complete
1.2 GCB Annual Progress report on IGT and Sustainable Construction Strategy Implementation; and publication of updated and refreshed priorities for 2012 Jul-12 Started
1.21 SFFC SEC group will work with CPA, CIC, CA and NSCC, to develop a construction-specific accreditation scheme for companies committed to improving their environmental credentials, with consideration to existing schemes and PAS91. Summer 2012 3.14 Started
1.22 EEPH Build on EEPH's collation of evidence and the facilitation of stakeholder input to the IGT's 2050 route map, by facilitating and coordinating action plans with industry to achieve consensus on 2020, 2030 and 2050 outcomes. Oct 2012 Onwards 5.4, 5.10 Started
1.23 DECC Carbon Budget Progress Review Early 2014 Started
2.01 All departments Reduce greenhouse gas emissions, waste generated, water consumption and domestic business air travel and encourage sustainable procurement for the whole central government estate. Ongoing to Mar 2015 Started
2.02 EEPH Build upon EEPH network to inform industry and Government on priorities for pilot projects and field trials and add to EEPH's Knowledge Base and deploy dissemination routes. Ongoing to Mar 2012 5.2 Started
2.03 RICS Provide Government with knowledge and experience from pilot projects which they have been involved in and present ideas and solutions for cost effective low carbon procurement. Ongoing 6.1 Started Work is ongoing
2.04 Cabinet Office / HMT The Government will reform the way in which it procures public sector construction and infrastructure to reduce costs by up to 20%. This will include measures to encourage standardisation rather than bespoke designs, setting clear criteria for asset performance and introducing new models of procurement. Ongoing 3.6 Started Work is ongoing
2.05 Cabinet Office Develop specific actions for the implementation of existing and emerging policy in relation to sustainability and carbon for inclusion in the Government Construction Procurement Strategy. Ongoing 3.6 3.12 3.5 3.13 Started
2.06 Cabinet Office Establish the Government Construction Board and agree its terms of reference to oversee a combined programme of work related to Government's Construction Strategy and IUK's Infrastructure Cost Review: Implementation Plan Jun-11 Complete
2.07 DECC Agree a stretching and cost effective level of ambition for longer-term energy reductions in Government and public sector emissions, including potential targets and incentives. Jul-11 Complete
2.08 RICS Discuss the use of Ska rating for fit-out of buildings with Government. Jul-11 6.2 Not-started
2.09 Cabinet Office / HMT The Government will publish quarterly from autumn 2011 a rolling two year forward programme of infrastructure and construction projects where public funding has been agreed. Autumn 2011 Onwards Complete
2.1 IUK The Government will publish the UKs long term forward view of projects and programmes in the autumn as part of the National Infrastructure Plan 2011. Autumn 2011 6.1 Complete See: here
2.11 RICS Work with Oceania to examine the impact of green leases in Australia and present to Government. Autumn 2011 6.25 Complete
2.12 Cabinet Office Refresh and revise the Government Construction Standards (formerly Common Minimum Standards) Sep-11 Complete
2.13 BIS / DCLG / DECC Establish a programme of pilot projects to trial process and product innovations Oct-11 5.2, 3.6 Started
2.14 Cabinet Office Agree the principles of functional requirement setting and review how whole life value will be measured. Roll out new standard setting requirements across Departments Mar-12 3.12 Started
2.15 Cabinet Office Improve the data held in the Public Sector Construction Database to provide greater visibility of forward projects and opportunities for market management. This is ongoing with the first publication in July 2011. Review with suppliers and departments how pipeline information is being used in practice. Autumn 2012 Complete
2.16 Constructing Excellence Undertake a project to determine whether it is possible to deliver, using collaborative working principles, a sustainable retrofit of a school that achieves a 70% reduction in carbon emissions for the same capital cost as refurbishment to Building Regulations standards. Summer 2012 3.6 Not-started
2.17 Cabinet Office Introduce a progressive programme of the required use of BIM and begin trailing and a phased roll out Establish - Implementation / mobilisation group - expected standards - Identify trial projects to achieve delivery via 3D fully collaborative BIM Summer 2012 6.14 Complete
2.18 Cabinet Office Introduce a period of post completion operation of the built asset to ensure effective post-occupancy evaluation that projects are designed and delivered to required standards Summer 2012 6.25 Complete
2.19 Industry Establish a collaborative forum, to identify when the use of BIM is appropriate (in terms of the type or scale of project), what the barriers to its more widespread take-up are, and how those barriers might be surpassed, leading to an outline protocol for future ways of working. Member organisations for the forum include BISRIA, British Institute of Facilities Management, Construction Alliance, Constructing Excellence, Centre for Education in the Built Environment, Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists, CIBSE, Construction Industry Council, Chartered Institute of Building, Construction Products Association, College of Estate Management, Institution of Civil Engineers, Institution of Structural Engineers, Royal Institute of British Architects, Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors, National Specialist Construction Council. Jul-12 3.11 Complete
8.06 SFfC Launch of action plan to make the most of the new products, services and learning from the Olympics. Jul-11 4.3 Complete Superseded by other developments, including the Olympics learning legacy website where many elements were reflected.
8.05 UK-GBC The UK-GBC will support the Olympic Deliver Authority (ODA) Learning Legacy 2011-2012 4.3 Complete UK-GBC have developed, (and are in the process of delivering) the London 2012 Lessons Learned Series on Sustainability. This series comprises 5 breakfast sessions focusing on key London 2012, and 8 masterclasses focusing on specific sustainability topics
8.04 ODA Launch of the Olympics learning website. Oct-11 4.3 Complete This was launched on 17 October 2011 at This was a collaborative approach between the ODA, contractors, professional institutes, government bodies and academia, and builds on the ethos of setting targets well above the industry benchmarks.
8.02 UKTI Continue to develop the China Sustainable Cities programme targeting opportunities in Chongqing, Wuhan and Hangzhou Ongoing Started
8.03 UKTI Identify, evaluate and prioritise the largest and most valuable overseas projects and help UK businesses access these through sustained, long term support. Ongoing Started
7.17 TSB Launch of New build non-domestic building 2014 5.2 Started
8.01 UKTI Continue to promote the international legacy of the London 2012 Olympic Games through a series of events helping UK companies targeting host cities of future major sports events including: - Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics - Russia 2018 World Cup - Brazil 2014 World Cup - Rio 2016 Summer Olympics Ongoing 4.3 Started
3.01 DCLG Continued support for the development of a European standard for embodied carbon measurement tool by CEN TC350 Ongoing 2.2 6.15 Complete
3.02 Industry Continued support for the development of embodied carbon measurement tools. Including support from BRE, UK-GBC, CIC, BSI, RICS, EEPH and CPA Ongoing 2.2 6.15 Started
3.03 UK-GBC Developing a series of master classes on sustainability measurement and reporting, and a guide to industry tools and common metrics for carbon reporting. Ongoing Complete
3.04 UK-GBC UK-GBC will work with 28 other European Green Building Councils, their members and industry associations, to better coordinate communication with the EU in Brussels regarding the development of policy focusing on carbon reductions from the built environment, including a review of financial mechanisms that have been introduced by governments and the private sector. Ongoing Complete
3.08 HMT The Government will work with industry between now and Budget 2012 to review construction standards and codes, to take out redundancy and duplication where the costs outweigh the benefits. Mar 2011-Apr 2012 Complete
3.05 DECC / DCLG Seek industry advice on the development and maintenance of SAP and SBEM energy/carbon calculation tools. Ongoing 3.1 Started
3.06 SFFC The Sustainable Construction Task Group completed a protocol for measuring carbon emissions for on-site activities in April 2011. Apr-11 6.15 Started
3.07 DCLG Government published its approach to zero carbon homes, to apply from 2016. To ensure that it remains viable to build new houses, the Government will hold house builders accountable only for those carbon dioxide emissions that are covered by Building Regulations, and will provide cost-effective means through which they can do this. Mar-11 5.1 Complete Discharged under the Budget 2011 statement.
3.09 DCLG Technical statement on zero carbon homes published. May-11 5.1 Started
3.1 CIOB Launch of Carbon Action 2050 - an online resource to help reduce carbon in the built environment through innovation and best practice in project planning, procurement, design, construction, maintenance and operation. Jun 2011 Onwards 2.2 Complete
3.11 DECC Government will consider establishing an existing homes hub with industry and will report to the Green Construction Board with their conclusions in autumn 2011. Autumn 2011 5.9 Started
3.12 BIS Work with industry to unify and further the use of various embodied and operational carbon calculation tools currently in use or under development. Autumn 2011 2.2 6.15 Complete Complete to the extent that the vehicle for taking it forward has been established. But the task is an ongoing one.
3.13 Constructing Excellence / EEPH Develop and publish a transparent, co-ordinated structure for the many organisations involved in research, advice, policy development and delivery for carbon reduction, making clear the role, scope of work and authority of each, and how each connects to Government, whether directly or indirectly. Winter 2011 3.2 Started
3.14 DECC / DCLG Review of SBEM energy carbon calculation tool to support changes to Building Regulations in 2013. Including developing a formal process for product verification, integrating new technologies into SBEM by Oct 2011. Aug-12 3.1 Started
4.01 RICS Provide advice and support to Government in relation to Green Deal including: - the regulation of assessors - share existing information, advice and guidance on retrofitting of homes - highlight the independent professional advice on energy efficiency provided by members - consider producing guides to retrofitting homes and business premises Ongoing 3.15 5.6 5.11 6.23 Complete
4.02 NSCC Contribute to the development of standard solutions for typical properties for the conditions required for the measures to be installed, in collaboration with trade associations. Ongoing 5.11 Not-started
4.03 EEPH Build on the EEPH structures for achieving consensus on projects as part of the development of the Green Deal. Ongoing to Mar 2012 5.3 Complete
4.04 DECC Develop policies to enable application of Green Deal to the commercial sector, alongside household offer. Ongoing 6.18 Complete The proposals were contained in the Green Deal consultation document published in November 201. See: here
4.05 DECC / Energy Companies Deliver the Carbon Emissions Reduction Target (CERT), including priority and super priority group targets to ensure more vulnerable households receive heating and insulation measures. Ongoing to Dec 2012 5.6, 6.8 Started On-Going
4.06 DECC / Energy Companies Community Energy Saving Programme (CESP) to deliver community scale energy efficiency measures to around 90,000 low income households. Ongoing to Dec 2012 5.6, 6.8 Started On-Going
4.07 DECC Announcement of the intention to establish an Office of National Energy Efficiency within DECC to provide a wider energy efficiency strategy, strong programme management, and a cohesive view of DECC's customer facing policies. Official start date to be confirmed. May-11 Complete
4.08 DECC Work with potential Green Deal providers to facilitate early precursor offers to the Green Deal. Jun 2011 onwards Complete
4.09 RICS Share findings of the Doing Well by Doing Good research into the impact of energy performance ratings on the value of commercial property in the USA with Government and replicate in the UK subject to data and information availability. Jul-11 6.1 Started See: (a) here and (b) here
4.1 UKAS Open call for Green Deal accreditation of certification bodies. First accredited bodies expected April 2012 Aug-11 3.15 6.19 Complete
4.11 DECC Consult on secondary legislation to enable the Green Deal, including the new obligation on energy companies. Autumn 2011 5.6 6.8 Complete
4.12 Industry Respond to consultation on secondary legislation to enable the Green Deal, including the new obligation on energy companies. Autumn 2011 5.6 6.8 Complete
4.13 DECC Review of existing product certification bodies, including warranty and guarantee schemes. Consult on process for verifying product performance. Autumn 2011 3.15 5.12 Started
4.14 Industry Respond to consultation on process for verifying product performance. Autumn 2011 3.15 5.12 Started
4.15 DECC / EEPH Assessment of supply chain capacity to deliver Green Deal retrofit programme by Green Deal Capacity and Innovation Forum convened by EEPH for DECC Autumn 2011 5.1 Complete
4.16 SFFC Construction Clients Group will lead research through engagement with its client members and advisers, to understand how the market values low carbon buildings, both today and looking into the future, and how incentives interact with the decisions made by owner occupiers, property investors and tenants to build lower carbon buildings and use them more efficiently. Autumn 2011 6.1 Started
4.17 NSCC Provide Government with additional market sector intelligence to deliver the installation of Green Deal Measures. Autumn 2011 5.1 Complete
4.18 DEFRA As part of broader sustainability information available under the Green Deal, develop advice on water efficiency. Jan-12 Complete
4.19 DECC/BSI Publication of final Publicly Available Specification (PAS 2030) for the installation of energy efficiency measures into existing domestic and non-domestic buildings Jan-12 3.15 6.19 Complete This was published on 1 February 2012.
4.2 DECC Lay secondary legislation to enable the Green Deal. Early 2012 Complete
4.21 DECC / DCLG Examine the operation of the energy performance of buildings regime to ensure it is capable of supporting Green Deal delivery. Apr-12 5.6 Complete
4.22 DECC Develop accreditation process to ensure public confidence in Green Deal measures. Consultation Autumn 2011 May-12 3.15 5.12 Complete
4.23 DECC Green Deal Code of Practice established for products, installers and suppliers under secondary legislation of the Energy Act. Consultation autumn 2011 May-12 3.15 5.12 6.19 Started
4.24 NSCC Work with its member organisations to ensure they understand the requirements and if appropriate are able to implement a means of accrediting their members. May 2012 onwards 3.15 Complete
4.25 DECC / Energy Companies Launch of new Energy Company Obligation to provide energy efficiency improvements for Autumn 2012 5.6, 6.8 Started
4.26 DECC Launch of Green Deal Oct-12 Complete
4.27 DECC Develop options for generating additional demand for energy efficiency measures alongside the Green Deal finance offer. Oct-12 5.6 Started
4.28 DECC Monitor roll-out of Green Deal Oct 2012 onwards Started
5.01 DCLG Government will look for opportunities for public sector buildings to act as anchor loads for district heating schemes, subject to economic and technical feasibility. Ongoing 6.11 Started
5.02 EEPH Continue facilitation of social housing providers and supply chain delivery sectors to develop economies of scale for the installation of energy efficiency measures, microgeneration products and holistic refurbishments. Ongoing 5.8 Started
5.03 BIS Design of Green Investment Bank published. May-11 Complete The update on the design of the GIB can be accessed here: here
5.04 CIBSE Publish review of Display Energy Certificate benchmarks. May-11 6.21 Complete
5.05 TSB Scaling-up retrofit call for proposals closes. May-11 5.2 5.8 Complete
5.06 DECC Publication of the final Microgeneration Strategy. Summer 2011 5.6 Complete
5.07 DECC Develop regulations for new Renewable Heat Incentive scheme to provide financial support for renewable heat, and lay before Parliament. Jun-11 5.6 Complete
5.08 DFT Develop nationwide strategy to promote the installation of electric vehicle infrastructure, including a decision on whether to use an energy Regulated Asset Base and/or changes to planning/building regulations. Jun-11 7.1 Complete
5.09 DECC Implement Renewable Heat Premium Payments on domestic renewable heat systems installed since 15th Jul 2009. Payments will end in Oct 2012 29-Jul-11 5.6 Complete
5.1 DECC Findings on consumer insight and uptake of the Green Deal will be published alongside the Consultation document. Autumn 2011 6.1 Complete The findings were published alongside the Green Deal consultation document in November 2011.See: here
5.11 DECC Publication of a summary of the findings of the industry-wide call for evidence and literature review on costs and benefits of energy efficiency measures. Autumn 2011 5.5 Started
5.12 TSB Scaling-up retrofit projects begin. Oct-11 5.2 5.8 Complete
5.13 DCLG Improve EPC compliance by changing the regulations to extend the duty to: - Sellers or landlords of non-domestic and domestic buildings to either have or have commissioned an EPC before marketing a property for sale or rent. - those acting on behalf of the seller or landlords of such properties, e.g. an estate agent or managing agent, to satisfy themselves that an EPC is available or has been commissioned before marketing can begin; - including EPC information in written particulars for marketing non-domestic properties - estate agents and managing agents to make the EPC available to potential buyers or tenants of non-domestic properties when they provide information in writing or conduct viewings. Oct-11 6.24 Complete Changes made to EPC framework April 2012.
5.14 BIS Put staff and back office systems in place for the Green Investment Bank, in preparation for the launch of the incubation phase. Dec-11 Complete
5.15 DCLG As part of the Part L 2013 Review explore potential to extend current Building Regulations to require additional energy efficiency improvements to existing buildings where work is already planned (consequential improvements). Dec-11 5.6 6.5 6.2 Complete
5.16 BIS Continue market testing for the role of the Green Investment Bank beyond the incubation phase. Dec-11 Complete
5.17 DCLG Review of Part L 2013 conservation of fuel and power of the Building Regulations Dec-11 5.6 6.2 6.5 Complete
5.18 Industry Respond to public consultation on Part L 2013 conservation of fuel and power of the Building Regulations Mar-12 5.6 6.2 6.5 Started
5.19 DCLG Consultation on revisions to Part L 2013 conservation of fuel and power of the Building Regulations closes Mar-12 5.6 6.2 6.5 Complete
5.2 DCLG / DECC Consult on proposals to improve the content, format and quality of Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) to support the Green Deal and ensure requirements are complied with. Apr-12 5.7 5.8 Complete
5.21 Industry Respond to public consultation on the content, format and quality of Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) to support the Green Deal and ensure requirements are complied with. Apr-12 6.21 Complete
5.22 DECC Subject to consultation, work with industry to confirm technical specifications and begin roll out of smart meters across Britain. Jul-12 5.6 Started
5.23 DECC Guidance on Renewable Heat Incentive tariff payments published. Summer/Autumn 2012 5.6 Started
5.24 BIS Green Investment Bank operational Sep-12 Complete
5.25 DCLG Implement the EPBD recast in line with the launch of the Green Deal. Autumn 2012 6.2 Started
5.26 DCLG Analyse responses to consultations on Building Regulations and publish final proposals Summer 2012 5.6 6.2 6.6 Started
5.27 DCLG Consider options for extending DECs to the commercial sector and work with the sector on voluntary take up. Oct-12 6.2 Started
5.28 DECC Implement Renewable Heat Incentive tariff payments for domestic buildings, and community district heating. Oct-12 5.6 Started
5.29 DCLG / DECC Encourage local authorities to become involved in delivering energy efficiency in their areas and social landlords to take action to improve the energy performance of their stock, using the Carbon Emissions Reduction Targets and the Green Deal to augment Decent Homes funding where appropriate, to stimulate the Green Deal and provide greater certainty to suppliers. Oct-12 5.2, 5.6, 5.8 Started
5.3 DCLG Support local authorities and social landlords to undertake trial. Late 2012 5.2 5.8 Started
5.31 DFT Release second round funding to successful bidders for Plugged-in-Places pilots programme to encourage the establishment of electric vehicle recharging infrastructure. Mar-13 Started
5.32 DCLG Project on adapting the built environment will include investigation of the potential impact and likelihood of overheating in buildings. Apr-13 8.3 Complete DCLG published literature review of overheating in built environment, July 2012.
5.33 DCLG Undertake research into indoor air quality with a view to feeding findings into future reviews of the Building Regulations. Apr-13 8.3 Started
5.34 DECC Conduct four yearly review of Renewables Obligation (RO) Banding (levels of financial support for different technologies) to ensure that the RO provides the correct level of support to maintain investment in large-scale renewable energy generation. Apr-13 5.6 Started
5.35 DECC Undertake first major review of Feed-in Tariffs for small scale renewable energy, consult and implement changes. Apr-13 5.6 Complete
5.36 BIS First annual data released on the funds in and size of investments made by the Green Investment Bank May-13 Started
5.37 DCLG Introduction of zero carbon build standard for new homes. 2016 3.6 5.6 Started
5.38 DECC / DCLG Government intend to target the least efficient properties in the private rented sector through regulation. From 2016, domestic tenants who ask for consent for the Green Deal from their landlord should not be unreasonably refused. From 2018 there will be a minimum energy efficiency standard of EPC rating April 2016 & April 2018 5.2 6.2 6.9 Started
5.39 DECC Conduct four yearly review of Renewables Obligation (RO) Banding (levels of financial support for different technologies) to ensure that the RO provides the correct level of support to maintain investment in large-scale renewable energy generation. Apr-17 5.6 Started
5.4 DCLG Enable all new non-domestic buildings to be zero carbon. 2019 3.6 5.6 Complete
6.01 UK-GBC UK-GBC will develop the STEP (Sustainability Training and Education Programme) Lifelong Learning Framework, to create a cross-sector sustainability curriculum comprised of new and existing courses for professionals from all disciplines, which will form the basis of a new sustainability qualification. Apr 2011- Apr 2013 Started
6.02 CIOB International shared learning through professional networks. The CIOB has facilitated best practice through its membership across the globe including Olympics in Beijing 2008 and London 2012 and are looking forward to Brazil in 2016. CIOB are also facilitating technology agreements such as Cherwell District Council and Chongqing District Council in China being an example of this. Ongoing Complete CIOB facilitated an exchange of knowledge and understanding between professionals working on Beijing and London Olympic sites, and work is underway to establish links with Rio de Janeiro.A memo of understanding was signed between eco towns in Cherwell and
6.03 CIOB Greening the construction curriculum so the future leaders are ready. Developing this through the chartered Environmentalist qualification. Ongoing 8.3 Complete The Society for the Environment has renewed the Chartered Institute of Building
6.04 BESA Develop a built environment skills roadmap to underpin UK and devolved nations policy and strategy aimed at achieving UK and EU 2020 carbon reduction targets. Secure comprehensive cross-sector endorsement for the 2020 Skills Roadmap. 2011-2012 3.8 Started
6.05 GDSA Develop a strategy to address skills gaps and shortages, building on existing EEPH research for the retrofit market, and informed by retrofit pilots under way in Wales and Scotland. 2011 3.8 Complete UKCES-funded GDSA programme in place to support skills development under the Green Deal from 2011-14.
6.06 GDSA Establish a standards-led Green Deal Competency Framework that identifies all the National Occupational Standards, qualifications, accredited training and other competency-based schemes, relevant to the occupations within the Green Deal footprint. 2011 3.8 Complete Delivered as part of GDSA Phase 1 Green Deal Project.
6.07 GDSA Develop the proposed BSI Green Deal Accreditation Standard, and the associated industry Code of Practice and Certification Scheme that will be established under secondary legislation to ensure that all Green Deal job roles have an industry-agreed level of competence and qualification as identified in the Green Deal Competency Framework. 2011-2012 3.8 Complete PAS 2030 (developed by BSI) and minimum technical competencies for insulation and environmental technologies complete.
6.08 GDSA Identify the constituent elements of a Common Knowledge Framework for the Green Deal workforce and if necessary, develop or revise National Occupational Standards and qualifications to encourage more integrated delivery of whole house measures across the Green Deal and enhanced levels of customer service. 2011-2012 3.8 Complete 17 common knowledge QCF units developed as part of GDSA project, supported by a suite of Training Manuals.
6.09 GDSA Identify and address inconsistencies and gaps across the Green Deal Competency Framework, though the development of new National Occupational Standards and qualifications, teaching support materials, trainer upskilling programmes and training programmes. 2011-2012 3.8 Complete Insulation quals and training support materials in place. Key Environmental Technologies qualifications in place. Green Deal Energy Advisor (Domestic) qualification complete. Non-Domestic Energy Advisor qualification complete.
6.1 GDSA Update and integrate separately held LMI, develop shared professional standards and qualifications frameworks, and make sure the skills offer is coherent and Green Deal ready. Oct 2012 onwards 3.8 Complete Cross-sector research completed Jan12 and funded action plan in place to support Green Deal. Quals and training schemes for Green Deal occupations on schedule to be in place for Oct 12. Green Deal Competency Framework established. Confirmed within Government Response to Green Deal Consultation, June 2012, pg. 10
6.11 GDSA Launch an integrated communication campaign, including promotional events to generate growth linked to jobs and skills by: 2011-2012 3.8 Complete
6.12 BESA Support up to 1,000 Green Deal apprenticeships for occupations within the Green Deal Competency Framework, subject to demand from employers. 2011-2013 3.8 Started Initial focus is on upskilling individuals in aligned trades and professions, and supporting assessment for the necessary qualifications. DECC has committed to investing
6.13 BESA Work with HE partners, and with professional bodies, to develop an integrated approach to professional skills development 2011-2016 3.8 Started Initial work completed, including provision of a tool for auditing curricula against changing industry skills needs. Ongoing work to use sector NOS as an integrating benchmark for higher level needs.CIC to lead establishment of professional and stakeholder Construction and Built Environment Higher Education Forum in succession to BESA HE Group, by end 2012.
6.14 GDSA Develop a Train the Trainer and accreditation scheme to ensure the training provider network has the capacity to deliver Green Deal training. 2012-2013 3.8 Started GDSA has secured UKCES funding to undertake a feasibility study. Solid wall insulation awareness programme delivered for potential trainers and assessors. Training the Trainers to support Green Deal Advisor training and installation of Environmental Technologies in progress.
6.15 RAE The Royal Academy of Engineering and partners are currently undertaking a skills survey of industry and developing an econometric case to establish centres of excellence in building engineering physics. Early 2012 Complete The report The case for Centres of Excellence in sustainable building design was launched on 11 June 2012. It can be found at here
7.01 HMRC Pilot R&D tax credit voluntary assurance scheme. tba 6.18 Complete The Pilot continues for companies which took up the offer and a large number of claims have already been dealt with. The scheme closed for new applicants at the end of last year. The project team will submit a final report this Autumn to aid discussions on whether the scheme should continue.
7.02 EEPH Build upon EEPH's current framework of coordinating with industry and across Government departments on the need for research projects, the scoping thereof and collaboration on delivery. Build upon the protocol which DECC is setting up with the EEPH for defining and executing projects in 2011/2012. Ongoing to March 2012 5.2 Started
7.03 EEPH Enhance the EEPH Knowledge Base to direct professionals to sources of data, funds and programmes. Ongoing 4.3 Started
7.04 TSB Building Performance Evaluation 2010-2012 5.7 5.8 Complete
7.05 HMT R&D tax credits - SME scheme rate of relief increased to 200% of qualifying expenditure. 01-Apr-11 6.18 Complete The increased rate became effective in April 2011 for qualifying R&D expenditure on/after this date See: here
7.06 HMT Publication of the detailed response to the consultation on R&D tax credits. May-11 6.18 Complete In June 2011 a response was published to the first consultation and a further consultation launched which asked for views on moving to an 'Above the Line' (ATL) tax credit, as well as a number of other issues regarding the delivery of R&D tax relief.All the consultation documents on R&D tax credits since end 2010 can be accessed viat the consultation section of the HM Treasury website. See: here
7.07 TSB Scaling-up Retrofit End May 2011 5.2 Complete
7.08 TSB Design for Future Climate 31-May-11 5.2 Complete
7.09 Industry Industry to respond to HMT with comments on R&D tax credit proposals. Summer 2011 6.18 Complete See: here
7.1 DECC Publication of the Low Carbon Innovation Delivery Review Autumn 2011 5.7 5.8 Complete
7.11 TSB Build Process Spring 2012 5.2 Complete
7.12 DCLG Seek provisions within the Energy Bill to enable wider access to EPC and DEC data sources. Spring 2012 3.9 Complete provision to enable wider access to EPC and DEC data was included in the Energy Bill, now the Energy Act (Nov 2011), and a process will be in place later this month (April 2012) by which access to data will be more widely available.Policy Update 4 at the links below which summarises the latest position on making EPC data more publicly available. More information on the specific policy changes can be found on the DCLG website at here
7.13 HMT R&D tax credits - SME scheme rate of relief increased to 225% of qualifying expenditure and minimum expenditure restriction abolished. 01-Apr-12 6.18 Complete
7.14 TSB Retrofit Funding Models Summer 2012 6.1 Started
7.15 TSB Integrating with sustainable infrastructure Early 2013 7.2 7.3 Started
7.16 TSB Launch of Management and operation 2013 5.2 Started