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Morgan Sindall Group becomes Gold Leaf member of UK Green Building Council

Morgan Sindall Group plc has underlined its commitment to sustainable building by stepping up its membership of the UK Green Building Council (UK-GBC) and becoming a Gold Leaf member.

The UK-GBC is the membership organisation at the forefront of the campaign for a sustainable built environment.

“As a business we are giving our ‘total commitment’ to the sustainability agenda and to reducing the amount of carbon, water and energy used in delivering our construction projects. We are delighted to enhance our relationship with an organisation in the vanguard of the campaign for environmentally sustainable buildings which deliver tangible long-term social and economic benefits,” says Paul Whitmore, Morgan Sindall commercial director and head of sustainability.

“We share the UK-GBC’s philosophy that meeting today’s needs shouldn’t compromise the welfare of future generations. Like the UK-GBC, we recognise that sustainable working is fundamental to both reducing a building’s whole life costs and driving future prosperity. We are delighted to add the wide-ranging sustainability expertise within the Morgan Sindall Group to that of the diverse membership of the UK-GBC in order to promote the green building agenda.”

UK-GBC chief executive Paul King comments: “We are delighted that Morgan Sindall has stepped up its support for the UK-GBC by joining a growing and prestigious group of Gold Leaf members whose contribution is extremely valuable to our campaign for a sustainable built environment. This support demonstrates the importance that Morgan Sindall attaches to the sustainability agenda and enables us to increase our capacity to lead the transformation we so urgently need to see.

“Morgan Lovell, part of the Morgan Sindall Group, also played a key role in ensuring that our recently refurbished offices achieved a BREEAM ‘Excellent’ rating – helping us to practice what we preach in a comfortable, attractive and productive workspace.”