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The latest activity in the zero carbon agenda. 

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Home Building Skills – Action Plan to 2020

People from across the home-building industry are being called upon to respond to a consultation to help tackle the skills agenda – one of the biggest challenges facing the industry over the next decade. While this agenda impacts across the construction sector home builders are at the forefront.

‘Home Building Skills – Action Plan to 2020’ has been developed by NHBC, Zero Carbon Hub and ConstructionSkills. The initiative will identify key issues, potential impacts on the home building sector and ways of addressing the short, medium and longer term skills challenges.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Home Building Skills – Action Plan to 2020

Home-building industry urged to help define skills needs

People from across the home-building industry are being called upon to respond to a consultation to help tackle the skills agenda – one of the biggest challenges facing the industry over the next decade. While this agenda impacts across the construction sector home builders are at the forefront.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Community Solutions the way forward for sustainable infrastructure

The UK Green Building Council and the Zero Carbon Hub today publish the final report from the joint task group on Sustainable Community Infrastructure.

The findings point clearly towards a future in which community scale heating, water harvesting, waste disposal and waste re-use all have a key role to play. Infrastructure such as this, when planned and delivered in an integrated way, can offer considerable carbon and cost savings and community benefits.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Community Solutions the way forward for sustainable infrastructure

The UK Green Building Council and the Zero Carbon Hub today publish the final report from the joint task group on Sustainable Community Infrastructure.

The findings point clearly towards a future in which community scale heating, water harvesting, waste disposal and waste re-use all have a key role to play. Infrastructure such as this, when planned and delivered in an integrated way, can offer considerable carbon and cost savings and community benefits.

Key recommendations include:

Friday, February 5, 2010

Hub proposes new national marketing campaign for zero carbon homes

New proposals announced today by the Zero Carbon Hub and Energy Saving Trust call for a new marketing strategy for zero carbon homes. The new strategy will address concerns that zero carbon homes appear experimental and unappealing to the majority of homebuyers.

Friday, February 5, 2010

Hub proposes new national marketing campaign for zero carbon homes

New proposals announced today by the Zero Carbon Hub and Energy Saving Trust call for a new marketing strategy for zero carbon homes. The new strategy will address concerns that zero carbon homes appear experimental and unappealing to the majority of homebuyers.

Among ten recommendations in the “Marketing Tomorrow’s New Homes” report are proposals to:

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Code for Sustainable Homes Consultation

Responding to the launch today of the CLG Code for Sustainable Homes Consultation, Neil Jefferson, Chief Executive of the Zero Carbon Hub said:

“Industry will be encouraged that the new Fabric Energy Efficiency Standard developed by industry experts and coordinated by the Zero Carbon Hub is included in the Consultation. Nearly one third of all points awarded in a code assessment relate to the energy performance of the home and the work on the Fabric Energy Efficiency Standard has a direct relevance to reducing carbon emissions.”

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Code for Sustainable Homes Consultation

Responding to the launch today of the CLG Code for Sustainable Homes Consultation, Neil Jefferson, Chief Executive of the Zero Carbon Hub said:

“Industry will be encouraged that the new Fabric Energy Efficiency Standard developed by industry experts and coordinated by the Zero Carbon Hub is included in the Consultation. Nearly one third of all points awarded in a code assessment relate to the energy performance of the home and the work on the Fabric Energy Efficiency Standard has a direct relevance to reducing carbon emissions.”

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

New Fabric Energy Efficiency Standard for Zero Carbon Homes

Housing Minister, John Healey, today announced his decision on the minimum standard for the energy efficiency of zero carbon homes.

His decision has been strongly informed by the specialist Task Group he asked the Zero Carbon Hub to assemble following his Policy Statement on zero carbon homes earlier in the summer. Members of the Task Group presented the report to the Minister following an intensive period of consideration and consultation and the report is now published.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

New Fabric Energy Efficiency Standard for Zero Carbon Homes

Housing Minister, John Healey, today announced his decision on the minimum standard for the energy efficiency of zero carbon homes.

His decision has been strongly informed by the specialist Task Group he asked the Zero Carbon Hub to assemble following his Policy Statement on zero carbon homes earlier in the summer. Members of the Task Group presented the report to the Minister following an intensive period of consideration and consultation and the report is now published.

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