New sustainable innovation manual for built environment

The UK Green Building Council’s guide also includes practical templates to promote new thinking and help organise ideas

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A new guide designed to help professionals in the built environment put sustainability and innovation at the heart of planning and project work has been launched.

The UK Green Building Council’s (UKGBC) Sustainable Innovation Manual provides a detailed step-by-step process, from inception to implementation for the construction and property industry and includes practical templates to promote new thinking and help organise ideas.

A separate Innovation Insights report consists of case studies of sustainable innovation around the theme – ‘how do we make space as agile as technology?’

Cat Hirst, Director of Learning and Innovation at UKGBC said: “With the world facing increasing pressures, the need for new thinking and creative approaches is greater than ever. We know industry leaders want to be innovative but that can be harder than it sounds.

“By demystifying the process of innovation and providing some simple steps to get started, we hope the manual will work to build the capacity of industry so that every business in the built environment can begin to reach their ‘sustainable innovation potential’.”

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