construction sustainability strategy not tough enough ?

Whilst the consultant process is closed and BERR deliberate on the comments from industry, Mike Willoughby at Sustainability Blog notes that the M and E sector has joined the chorus of organisations and individuals in calling for more stringent measures within the strategy.

As reported at emonline:

The ECA and HVCA have criticised the government for failing to go further with its draft strategy for sustainable construction. According to the associations, a lack of suitable incentives and enforcement measures means the draft falls short of requirements.

Whilst the strategy needs to be comprehensive and meaningful, its timing (expected later this year) does seem to be behind the cue ball of other strategies, requirements, targets and messages coming out from  other government departments and agencies.

Will the tail be able to wag the dog I wonder?

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