Chartered Institute of Building: The CIOB’s Green 300

The Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) has awarded 300 members Chartered Environmentalist status.

Michael Brown CIOB deputy chief executive said, “Construction is an environmental industry and its importance to such issues like sustainability, energy efficiency and climate change cannot be underestimated. We know that the buildings we live and work in are the largest source of carbon emissions and our members and other professionals can be part of the solution to that problem.

“When we talk about the environment and those topics that challenge us like climate change we should also remember that these are international issues and not just local ones. So it is with some pride that we have CIOB members in the UK and abroad who are qualified Chartered Environmentalists.

“We see the role of the Chartered Environmentalist as an important part in the promotion of those values and beliefs that the construction industry needs to positively embrace.”

To become a ‘Chartered Environmentalist’ a CIOB member must be able to demonstrate (through qualifications and experience) competence, knowledge and engagement in sustainable environmental management and development.

The CIOB was granted a license by the Society for the Environment to award Chartered Environmentalist status. For further information on Chartered Environmentalist please go to http://www.ciob.org.uk/membership/charteredenvironmentalist

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NOTES TO EDITORS

The Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) represents on behalf of the public the most diverse set of professionals in the construction industry.

The CIOB’s role is to:

· Promote the importance of the built environment.

· Lead the industry to create a sustainable future worldwide.

· Encourage leadership potential.

· Set the highest standards in quality, safety and qualification.

· Create an industry where excellence prospers.

Further information is available by contacting Saul Townsend CIOB press and communications manager on 01344 630 766 – stownsend@ciob.org.uk.

Saul Townsend MCIPR MIPRA
Press & Communications Manager
The Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB)

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