27 Apr '12, 4pm

We've submitted our Part L consultation response - read it here:

Key aspects of our response were as follows: New homes UK-GBC supports the conclusions of the Zero Carbon Hub relating to the need for a simplified metric and absolute standards for building regulations in new homes. We think the proposed 'hybrid approach' is a sensible interim step before the 2016 zero carbon regulations take effect. We agree this would represent a sensible progression towards 2016, enabling valuable learning whilst not imposing undue costs in the current economic climate. UK-GBC believes that a clear, robust high standard of fabric efficiency delivered through nationally applicable building regulations offers the best solution to provide the industry with certainty, and ensure our new homes are as energy efficient as possible. Therefore, we would support the introduction of ‘full FEES plus efficient services’, which focuses on the ‘fabric first principle...

Full article: http://www.ukgbc.org/news/uk-gbcs-response-part-l-buildin...

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