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Prasad lands place on Green Construction Board

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Former RIBA president Sunand Prasad is one of two architects appointed the Green Construction Board, the government has revealed

The Penoyre & Prasad senior partner is joined by Lynne Sullivan, co-founding partner of design studio Sustainable By Design, on the 22-strong board.

Co-chaired by construction minister Mark Prisk and Lend Lease EMEA chief executive Dan Labbad, the board aims to set an action plan to overcome problems facing the industry. It will also work on persuading sceptics both inside and outside of the industry that a green construction sector can lead to growth.

Prisk said: ‘The potential for low carbon growth is enormous. There are approximately 25 million existing homes to be retrofitted by the end of 2050. This is a huge business opportunity that small construction firms should grasp.

‘By working with the industry, setting out the problems facing them and putting plans in place to tackle them, we can identify the barriers to growth in this sector and overcome them.’

Labbad added: ‘The assembled board is an impressive group of senior representatives from across industry, our supply chain and from government. I am looking forward to the opportunities ahead and working through the challenges in partnership with government.’

The board held its first meeting on Tuesday.


Its full membership is:

  • Mark Prisk, business minister
  • Dan Labbad, Lend Lease
  • Bill Bolsover, Aggregate Industries
  • Robert Care, Arup
  • Mark Clare, Barratt
  • Andrew Gould, Jones Lang LaSalle
  • Chris Hopkins, Ploughcroft
  • Bill Hughes, Legal and General
  • Representative of Cabinet Office – Efficiency and Reform Group
  • Peter Maskell, Philips Electronics UK
  • John Moore, Balfour Beatty Engineering Services
  • Paul Morrell, HMG’s chief construction adviser
  • Chris Newsome, Anglian Water
  • Mark Oliver, H&H UK
  • Sunand Prasad, Penoyre and Prasad
  • Mike Putnam, Skanska
  • Representative of HMT – Infrastructure UK
  • Lynne Sullivan, Sustainable by Design
  • James Wates, Wates
  • Representative of Department of Energy and Climate Change
  • Representative of Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
  • Representative of Department for Communities and Local Government



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