30 Jul '13, 4pm

New blog: Hooray for Part L, by @Wheelerjo27

New blog: Hooray for Part L, by @Wheelerjo27

There was a feeling of great anticipation and excitement in the UK-GBC office today as we spent our morning glued to Twitter and the gov.uk website. The reason for all this excitement? Finally, after months of lobbying, countless cross-industry letters and meetings with ministers and officials, the Government was due to publish a Written Ministerial Statement setting out its decision on the uplift to Part L of the Building Regulations. (Sad but true, such is the life of the UK-GBC policy team.) DCLG kept us waiting until nearly 11am, and then, finally, we were put out of our misery: there will be a 6 per cent uplift for new homes, and a 9 per cent uplift for non domestic buildings – to be implemented in April 2014. For those who are slightly less geeky about zero carbon homes policy than some of us here, a reminder that this wait has indeed been a long and frustrating one....

Full article: http://www.ukgbc.org/opinion/hooray-part-l

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