Brexit may create more energy efficient buildings

The decision made by the UK to leave the EU may be good for energy efficient buildings. UK architect Ken Shuttleworth said although the EU vote had cost his company work, as […]

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By Jacqueline Echevarria

The decision made by the UK to leave the EU may be good for energy efficient buildings.

UK architect Ken Shuttleworth said although the EU vote had cost his company work, as clients invoked “Brexit clauses” in their contracts and it was creating uncertainty, it would be positive for the UK over time.

Brexit will create more energy efficient buildings in the country as they will be competing with a smaller number of users, according to Mr Shutteworth.

He told the Australian Financial Review paper: “It’s going to be a moment where we think about whether buildings – the efficiency of buildings – because now there’s going to be more thought about what’s actually built in the UK. There will be questions about efficiency and trying to make buildings even more efficient than they are at the moment.”