To develop and drive a prioritised programme for the energy efficiency aspects of low carbon homes leading to the delivery of mainstream zero carbon homes from 2016.
THIS WORKSTREAM WILL AIM TO:
- Facilitating the delivery of mainstream low carbon homes through a prioritised programme considering such items as the building fabric, air leakage from within the home, build cost and householder experience.
- It will also ensure that the tools and processes are workable and the industry can scale up its operation to meet the Governments objective of Zero Carbon Homes by 2016.
HOW WILL IT WORK?
We will develop and oversee the execution of workstream aims by ensuring full communication, engagement and close co-operation with Government, house builders, manufacturers and key industry stake holders. Significant ‘road blocks’ will be referred to the 2016 task force.
The answers to some zero carbon questions have already been widely communicated but other areas still require extensive research such as the building fabric and renewable technologies where concerns with overheating, design and reliability of product performance remain. In order to address these and other areas, work groups have been established to develop ‘best practice’ documents to help small, medium and large house builders with solutions but also where necessary provide focus on specific challenges.
Industry Exemplar Projects and Case Studies will be examined and where possible promoted by the Zero Carbon Hub to ensure an unprecedented step change in the environmental performance of new homes.