Zero-carbon homes could be law

 

Communities and Local Government (CLG) Minister for Housing, John Healey, announced on 24 November that the UK will be the first country in the world to require new homes to be ‘zero-carbon’ as a matter of law from 2016. The announcement came in a speech to the Green Building Council (GBC).

At the same event, Mr. Healey launched a consultation to gather information on how the zero-carbon standards could be applied to non-domestic buildings from 2019.

For more information on legislation around new homes please see What is the Code?



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Fact 33

40% of people hope that by 2050 wasting energy will be considered the most socially unacceptable ofbehaviours.
Source: Energy Saving Trust 2008