31 Jul '15, 3pm

#Passivhaus Industry campaign against Government scrapping Zero Carbon targets News

Whilst the Trust may not agree with all parts of Zero Carbon, the introduction of the Carbon Compliance part of the target could have significantly increased the uptake of Passivhaus, as the Passivhaus standard would have taken people fairly close to the target. Cancellation of the policy is highly likely to hinder UK Passivhaus productivity, resulting in a stunted growth in the uptake of the Standard, which has gained exponential momentum over the past few years. The availability of services, skills and certified components required to deliver Passivhaus within the UK may not develop at the same rate as expected over the next 3-5 years. The Trust have therefore decided to support the UK Green Building Council in their campaign and have also written to the Chancellor separately (see letter here ) to protest against this policy change. They have produced an initial short br...

Full article: http://www.passivhaustrust.org.uk/news/detail/?nId=543

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