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Net zero and construction – perspective and pathways

Our Building Skills for Net Zero Research published in March this year highlighted the substantial opportunity and challenge of delivering energy efficiency retrofit to 29 million buildings in the UK in order to reach Net Zero by 2050. This new paper examines the skills and training needed to deliver the retrofit work under the Construction Leadership Council’s (CLC) proposed National Retrofit Strategy (but would equally apply to any national scale retrofit programme) and summarises existing research and evidence from various sources bringing together their findings. 

This review was undertaken in Autumn 2021 and focused on reports and evidence with a significant focus on the skills agenda, and particularly those targeting construction skills within CITB’s remit. The research identifies how industry and government can work together to address these findings.