27 Sep '14, 3pm

@thomasnewby @Brettsta There's a good little overview of UK zero carbon home history from the @ukgbc

@thomasnewby @Brettsta There's a good little overview of UK zero carbon home history from the @ukgbc

Globally, the built environment accounts for 40-50% of natural resource use, 20% of water use, 30-40% of energy use and around a third of CO2 emissions. The new homes, offices and other buildings which the industry designs and develops every year are an opportunity to make sure that the built environment has a positive contribution to the environment, economy and our quality of life. New Homes In December 2006, the UK Government promised that all new homes would be ‘zero carbon’ from 2016 and introduced the Code for Sustainable Homes , against which all new homes would be rated, on a range of different sustainability measures. This was a ground breaking announcement, and had a galvanising effect on the housebuilding industry and supply chain. An incredible amount of innovation has taken place which has seen new homes being built to increasingly high environmental standards...

Full article: http://www.ukgbc.org/content/new-build

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