Wednesday 16 March 2022

Which British city has the most eco-friendly buildings?

Which British city has the most eco-friendly buildings?

Coventry is the city with the most eco-friendly buildings in the UK according to a new study.

Based on BREEAM ratings, an international scheme assessing the sustainability of buildings, Distrelec sought to uncover which cities and countries had the most.

Coventry topped the charts, with more than 98% of its buildings receiving an excellent standard, with Portsmouth, Stoke-on-Trent, Plymouth and Bournemouth also in the top 10.

Despite high numbers for many British cities, the UK is fourth in the overall table for countries’ eco-friendly buildings behind the Czech Republic, Luxembourg and Romania.

The UK had an overall excellent rating of 91.53%, with first place Czech Republic scoring 93.15%.

Buildings have been touted as one of the next areas of high priority in the net zero transition and the UK government released its ‘Heat and Buildings Strategy’ last year, including £3.9 billion in funding and the three-year Boiler Upgrade Scheme.

Overall, 0.4% of the UK’s buildings scored unclassified BREEAM ratings.

China came sixth on the list, however, the report does caveat this with its much larger population than the other countries on the list.

Written by

Bruna Pinhoni

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