Bricks and Water 2: PRC Administration


The Government’s ambitious programme of housebuilding presents a unique opportunity to ensure that new homes are designed sustainably and can deliver on the goal of achieving net zero carbon emissions by 2050.  Within Bricks and Water, we made recommendation for development of a Property Resilience Certificate (PRC) to drive improvements in water efficiency, use of sustainable drainage (SuDS) and uptake of property-level flood resilience.  The WSBF’s current inquiry seeks to build on this recommendation by establishing the efficacy of current policy and developing a suite of options for inclusion within a PRC.

In this session we will review the concept of a PRC and determine the most appropriate way this could be administered.  In order to achieve this, we would like to address the following questions:

  • How effective have similar schemes, such as the Energy Performance Certificate been in improving the efficiency of buildings and promoting uptake of domestic improvements?
  • Given the current economic climate, how can the administrative burden of implementing a Property Resilience Certificate be minimised so that property transactions are not unduly delayed?
  • How can we make the concept appealing to Government and is there a ‘tried and tested’ roadmap for delivering interventions such as this?
  • Are there any alternatives to development of a Property Resilience Certificate that can help to improve the efficiency and resilience of the existing housing stock?

The session will be chaired by Baroness McIntosh of Pickering and will feature the following gest speakers:

Rob Allen - Policy Manager, Westminster Sustainable Business Forum at Policy Connect

Martin Townsend - Global Head of Sustainability and Circular Economy, BSI

Gideon Richards - Chief Executive, Consulting With Purpose

Dr. Ana Mijic - Senior Lecturer, Imperial College London

If you are interested in attending this event please contact robert.allen [at] (subject: Bricks%20and%20Water%202%20Roundtable) (Rob Allen)