Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Budget 2013 confirms Government’s commitment to zero carbon homes
Government today published its 2013 Budget, in which the commitment to zero carbon homes from 2016 is reaffirmed.
Amidst a number of other housing related announcements, the commitment to ‘zero carbon homes’ is accompanied by a commitment to publish a detailed plan setting out Government’s response to the 2012 building regulations consultation on energy efficiency requirements. In addition, and by the Summer Recess, Government has committed to consult on the next steps for the zero carbon homes policy, including the means for delivering allowable solutions.
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
Minister launches Hub-led project to tackle the performance challenge
A new project to examine the energy performance of new homes is unveiled today. The industry-backed project brings together leading housebuilders and industry experts to investigate the actual performance of homes and better understand how this compares to that expected by the original design. Communities and Local Government minister Rt Hon Don Foster MP announced a new £380,000 grant for the project, which is led by the Zero Carbon Hub.