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CIOB granted license to award chartered environmental list

The Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) has been granted a license by the Society for the Environment to award Chartered Environmentalist status to CIOB members.

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. The CIOB’s members both in the UK and abroad have an important role in what we can do as an industry to slow the effects of climate change. So it is with some pride that the first three CIOB members to receive the title of Chartered Environmentalist are from China, Hong Kong and Poland respectively.

“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.

Nicola Brown Marketing Manager on +44 (0)1344 630 765 – nbrown@ciob.org.uk

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