BG Energy Solutions welcomes a pledge by the Greater Manchester Combined Authority to ensure all new buildings in the area are ‘net-zero’ carbon by 2028.

BGES welcomes Greater Manchester pledge for all new buildings to be ‘net-zero’ by 2028

BG Energy Solutions welcomes a pledge by the Greater Manchester Combined Authority to ensure all new buildings in the area are ‘net-zero’ carbon by 2028.

The plans, which were announced this week, form part of the local authority’s ambition to be a carbon-neutral city region by 2038.

Greater Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham said:

“The need to decarbonise our economy means we need to look at low carbon energy generation and storage, retrofitting of buildings, and low-carbon transport,”

“Future climate change pressures will also require the city-region to adapt to bigger shocks and stresses, such as increased heat, drought and flood risk, which may require new sources of funding to be identified.”

Gareth Barber, Managing Director of BGES said:

“We are passionate about using technology to make buildings as energy efficient as possible- so we welcome Greater Manchester’s ambition to make all new developments net zero by 2028.

We hope that the move will signal to government and industry that net zero is an achievable standard that we should all be striving for. The benefits for occupants are clear: smarter, more comfortable buildings, with lower operating and energy costs.”