23 Jun '14, 9am

Queen’s Speech: Zero carbon homes and allowable solutions - a view from @UKGBC

As trailed earlier in the week, the Government will introduce legislation in an Infrastructure Bill that will allow for the creation of an Allowable Solutions scheme to enable all new homes to be built to a zero carbon standard. It will also exempt small sites, which are most commonly developed by small scale house builders, from the zero carbon standard. A definition of a small site will be consulted on by Government shortly, and set out in regulation. Paul King, Chief Executive of the UK Green Building Council, said: “The Coalition will laud their green credentials by claiming to have delivered on the promise for all new homes to be zero carbon from 2016. This has undoubtedly been hard-won by the Lib Dems, but unfortunately they are at risk of snatching defeat from the jaws of victory by letting small developments – a large chunk of the housebuilding market - off the hoo...

Full article: http://www.ukgbc.org/news/uk-gbc-responds-zero-carbon-hom...

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