Minister acknowledges building materials industry’s net zero carbon role

Nadhim Zahawi MP, the Minister for Business and Industry, has acknowledged the vital role the building materials industry will play in the development and delivery of new technologies that will significantly reduce carbon emissions, to help deliver the Government’s net zero target by 2050.

Mr Zahawi was speaking the Builders Merchants Federations’ Parliamentary Innovation Reception at the House of Commons on 29 October, which showcased some of the latest products developed by BMF’s supplier members. 13 companies were on hand to show how they use materials science and process technology to develop low-carbon solutions, increase resource efficiency and improve product performance.

Paying tribute to the innovations that BMF members have developed, Mr Zahawi said: “Whether it is to improve insulation, to develop new applications for traditional products, reduce the environmental impact of buildings or products and processes, or bringing to market emerging technologies such as heat pumps, BMF members are playing a leading role in improving the productivity and international competitiveness of the sector in the UK.”

The BMF’s industry and parliamentary programme actively engages with politicians from all parties throughout the year, representing members’ interests on relevant issues of the day and demonstrating the role they play in the construction supply chain.