A recent report issued by The Chartered Institute of Marketing Construction Industry Group (CIMCIG) gave builders and manufacturers a much needed wakeup call.
Those who seem unprepared to meet future demands for sustainable products and services were hit hard by the report ‘Taking Sustainability to the Consumer’.
While the Green Deal is something that is set to be enforced at some point in the future, the survey found that 31% of manufacturers currently have sustainable products available and 35% see the GreenDeal as an important opportunity.
The Federation of Master Builders have Some 500, 000 homes will need upgrading each year and the estimate the value of this work to be between £3.5 billion and £6.5 billion per year.
The report outlines a growing number of legislation and government-backed initiatives to stimulate consumer demand for sustainable products. It ha