Summit skills launches green business guide

Sector skills council SummitSkills has launched a guide for businesses wishing to take advantage of the move to low carbon buildings.

The document – entitled Low Carbon Buildings and Homes: Skills and Opportunities – attempts to summarise the policies and initiatives that the UK-wide Government and the devolved administrations of Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales. It aims to help businesses get to grips with emerging legislation and spot development opportunities in the growing ‘green’ agenda.

Keith Marshall OBE, chief executive of SummitSkills, said: “We wanted to produce a guide that brought together everything businesses need to know, which would enable them to spot the opportunities for growth. With a recent BIS report showing that the ‘green’ sector is growing much more strongly than the overall UK economy, now is the time for employers to plan ahead to maximise their future success.

“It was encouraging to see so many people at our launch of this report recently, and I was pleased that it generated lively discussion about the way forward for built environment employers. “