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Zero-carbon homes set to be reintroduced

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From Building magazine 21 July 2015: 'Architects are among more than 200 business from across the construction and renewable energy industries that have urged chancellor George Osborne to reconsider his scrapping of the zero carbon homes target. In an open letter to the chancellor organised by the UK Green Building Council (UKGBC), senior leaders from 246 organisations warned that the policy u-turn has “undermined industry confidence in government” and will “curtail investment in British innovation and manufacturing”. One of the signatories was Clare Murray, who now gives her revised view above moving to 'as-built compliance methodologies'. Part of any methodology would be the fabric of the building? Its thermal mass characteristics; etc as modelled in the SAP. In practice we will be waiting until 2020 until the EU Directive comes into play (or not, for the UK.) There is also the Bonfield review which is supposed to publish its report around now. There is a reported announcement from Angela Leadsom in Building magazine today that 'zero carbon homes' are to be scrapped. I would think that most 'in the industry' would like to know if they should just stick with the 2013 part L1A Building Regs until possibly 2020; when all will be revealed on a kWh/m2/year target basis ? The more the target keeps moving the more consultants are employed? Sorry this comment was so long and detailed...

Posted date

26 May, 2016

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7:04 pm

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