UKGBC launches framework for defining social value
The UK Green Building Council (UKGBC) has today published a Framework for Defining Social Value in the Built Environment, designed to help built environment practitioners define and deliver social value on their projects.
This new guidance has been developed in response to growing interest in social value from both within and beyond the built environment industry. At a national level, the Government’s Social Value Model – launched just a few months ago – signals this direction by presenting a new measurement framework which aims to maximize the additional societal benefits that can be achieved in awarding central government contracts.
John Alker, Director of Policy and Places at UKGBC, said: “The built environment has the power to shape our lives in profound ways, and by placing social value at the heart of decision-making, we can unlock the benefits that the built environment brings to our quality of life.
“Now more than ever our communities are in need of support, and as a sector, we must sharpen our focus on how we create social value and unlock the benefits of high-quality, sustainable development.”