You are invited to participate in our survey for CITB. In this survey, you will be asked to complete questions about work and skills associated with the construction sector's contribution to the UK's commitment to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions. We are looking to capture views from all organisations even if you are not currently working in the areas of decarbonisation as detailed below. It is very important for us to learn your opinions, as it provides a key opportunity to influence and help shape the support you need.

Your participation in this study is completely voluntary. There are no foreseeable risks associated with this project. However, if you feel uncomfortable answering any questions, you can withdraw from the survey at any point. All survey responses will be strictly confidential and data from this research will be reported only in the aggregate. If you have questions at any time about the survey or the procedures, you may contact Emma Link from CITB at Emma.Link@citb.co.uk.

Thank you very much for your time and support.

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Why are we asking you to complete this survey?

The UK government’s legally binding commitment to reach net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 (Wales 95% by 2050, Scotland net-zero by 2045 if required), set in June 2019 as an update to the Climate Change Act of 2008, will impact the built environment in the UK.

Emissions from the built environment currently contribute around 40% of the UK's total carbon footprint, therefore rapid decarbonisation is critical to achieving the UK’s net zero commitment.

This survey aims to assess attitudes towards the changes in skills at work that might be needed to deliver the interventions to reduce emissions from buildings to net zero.

What kind of changes might we need to make to achieve net zero?

Depending on the sector in which you work, this will mean making changes to the construction of new builds or retrofitting existing buildings so that they perform to net zero carbon emissions standards.  This will typically require high levels of energy efficiency and low carbon heating. 

For example, this might mean doubling a business’s output of a particular type of work (insulation or PV installation for example) over a short period of time, or it might mean diversifying your business to do energy efficiency retrofit as well. For a housebuilder it might mean delivering more with off-site construction or building a supply chain for clean heat technology design and installation.

This survey focuses on decarbonisation of the built environment in the following areas:

1. Domestic energy efficiency retrofit
2. Non-domestic energy efficiency retrofit
3. Clean heat design, installation or maintenance (e.g. air source heat pumps, biomass)
4. Low/Zero energy new build, e.g. Passivhaus
5. Heat network design and installation
6. Energy monitoring
7. Offsite construction

The rate of change may be challenging, therefore we hope to find out your thoughts on how to develop the skills required.

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* 1. Please select the UK Region where you work most of the time.

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* 2. Please select the category that best describes how you will be answering this questionnaire.  If you are currently out of work, please select whichever best describes your normal working status.