20 Sep '13, 1pm

New blog: Mike Landy challenges the Government's row-back from #renewables in new homes #ZeroCarb…

Renewables in new homes: The Government has got it wrong Posted: 18 September, 2013. By Mike Landy After years of recession there’s finally evidence that demand for new housing is beginning to pick up again. We can all welcome that but a key question is: what energy and environmental standards will those new homes be built to, bearing in mind the UK’s poor historical record in this area? The Government has reiterated its commitment to new homes being ‘zero carbon’ from 2016 but why then do they wish on-site and connected renewable energy to play no part in that? Their recently issued Housing Standards Review consultation calls for the two measures currently available to drive renewables in new build (namely the Code for Sustainable Homes and the Planning and Energy Act 2008) to be removed from the tool-kit, leaving only Building Regulations as a minimum standard that will ...

Full article: http://www.r-e-a.net/blog/renewables-in-new-homes-the-gov...

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