28 Jul '15, 12pm

Greens call for Passivhaus standards on council owned land

Greens call for Passivhaus standards on council owned land The Green Party is calling on local councils to respond to the Government’s cancellation of the 2016 Zero Carbon policy by specifying that all new homes and buildings should be built to Passivhaus standards on council-owned land, and as a condition of sale on all council land sold for development. Chancellor George Osborne announced the cancellation of the Zero Carbon target in the Government's latest budget, as part of a policy paper entitled, 'Fixing the foundations '. The introduction of the Carbon Compliance part of the target could have significantly increased the uptake of Passivhaus in the UK as the Passivhaus standard would come close to the target required. The move has been met with widespread condemnation by organisations throughout the industry, with over 200 businesses supporting a UKGBC campaign to pr...

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