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Developer Masterclass – What now for zero carbon development?

James Blackburn, director of Carbon Green Consulting, is guest speaker for Peter Brett Associates at the Developer Masterclass event at Foot Anstey’s Exeter offices.

James set out significant recent changes in respect of the green construction agenda and what the future may hold. He presented what he called a “plethora of changes to building standards and numerous government announcements about zero carbon development over the past few months”. James described a “constantly evolving planning and development framework in which we all find it tricky to navigate through the changes and the implications for our work.”

Whilst increasing deregulation provides scope and opportunity, it also leaves uncertainty for developers and building companies in respect of their strategic positioning and attitude to risk in a ‘wild west’ environment. James outlined his ‘Green Vision Strategy’ – a consultancy process enabling businesses to steer a clear course through the conflicting regulatory messages to optimise the financial viability of projects whilst achieving sustainability requirements.

The consequence to our clients arising from a lack of clarity can be considerable time, money caused by delay and associated costs trying to meet these needs whilst maintaining viability. They require a clear,authoritative pathway based on credible, sustainability consultancy derived from wide UK experience of achieving major scale consents and successful project delivery.

To receive a copy of the presentation slides and/or to discuss your business needs, please contact David Stansfield via dstansfield@carbongc.com or James Blackburn via james@carbongc.com or call the team on 01392 248567.

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James Blackburn is a senior director at Carbon Green Consulting (CCG). He set up Carbon Green in 2007 to make sense of mounting government and European policy and regulations for developers and to provide cost-effective energy and sustainability strategies for construction projects. He has spoken on the subject of sustainable development at both regional and national conferences for a wide variety of institutions, ranging from The Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors to The National Caravan Council. 

CGC delivers consultation and compliance services to developers and building companies in respect of sustainability, environmental and energy matters. The team offering clients advice on current and upcoming policy as well as technical services such as energy calculations, modelling and various construction related sustainability certifications.

Carbon Green’s mission is to become the premier sustainability and energy consultancy for new and existing commercial and domestic development, maximising client value and minimising risk and costs.

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