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The latest activity in the zero carbon agenda. 

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

New research suggests public support for neighbourhood wide "green utilities"

There is strong public support for “green utilities” – such as district heat, vacuum waste disposal and water harvesting – that are delivered at a community scale. This is the key finding from new research carried out by Icaro Consulting and published today by the UK Green Building Council and Zero Carbon Hub, funded by the NHBC Foundation. This suggests public opposition need not be a barrier to delivery.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

New research suggests public support for neighbourhood wide "green utilities"

There is strong public support for “green utilities” – such as district heat, vacuum waste disposal and water harvesting – that are delivered at a community scale. This is the key finding from new research carried out by Icaro Consulting and published today by the UK Green Building Council and Zero Carbon Hub, funded by the NHBC Foundation. This suggests public opposition need not be a barrier to delivery.

Monday, August 10, 2009

Zero Carbon Compendium - who's doing what in housing worldwide

This project, jointly supported by the NHBC Foundation and the Zero Carbon Hub and developed by PRP Architects, looks at 15 countries across the globe, from Australia to Canada. Each country is presented as a case study with a consistent layout to allow easy comparison across a range of considerations, including housing stock and climate data, future aspirations, government policy and, critically, the types of incentives and support that have been tested.

Monday, August 10, 2009

Zero Carbon Compendium - who's doing what in housing worldwide

This project, jointly supported by the NHBC Foundation and the Zero Carbon Hub and developed by PRP Architects, looks at 15 countries across the globe, from Australia to Canada. Each country is presented as a case study with a consistent layout to allow easy comparison across a range of considerations, including housing stock and climate data, future aspirations, government policy and, critically, the types of incentives and support that have been tested.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Proposed Changes to Parts L & F of the Building Regulations

Housing Minister, John Healey MP, announced the launch of the consultation on proposed changes to Parts L & F of the Building Regulations on 18 June.

Headline issues contained in the consultation that will be of interest to Zero Carbon Hub members are:

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Proposed Changes to Parts L & F of the Building Regulations

Housing Minister, John Healey MP, announced the launch of the consultation on proposed changes to Parts L & F of the Building Regulations on 18 June.

Headline issues contained in the consultation that will be of interest to Zero Carbon Hub members are...

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Hub welcomes government consultation on zero carbon definition

  • Government announcement provides the industry with an opportunity to respond
  • Zero Carbon Hub to host a series of workshops for all stakeholders

The Zero Carbon Hub, which was set up earlier this year with the goal of helping deliver the UK Government’s target for all new build homes to be zero carbon from 2016, has welcomed today’s announcement that government will consult regarding the new zero carbon definition.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Hub welcomes government consultation on zero carbon definition

The Zero Carbon Hub, which was set up earlier this year with the goal of helping deliver the UK Government’s target for all new build homes to be zero carbon from 2016, has welcomed today’s announcement that government will consult regarding the new zero carbon definition.

Monday, December 1, 2008

Definition of Zero Carbon Homes and Non-Domestic Buildings: Consultation

In 2007 CLG launched its policy statement publication, Building a Greener Future, in which it was announced that all new homes were to be zero carbon from 2016 - and that they would consult again on the detailed definition.

On 17 December 2008, CLG launched their consultation process on the definition of zero carbon new homes, based on high energy efficiency, on- or near-site carbon reduction, and allowable solutions for dealing with the remaining emissions. The paper also sets out current Government thinking on zero carbon new non-domestic buildings.

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Launch of the Zero Carbon Hub

The launch of the Zero Carbon Hub was announced by the Housing Minister Rt Hon Caroline Flint MP on 26 June 2008.

In response to the Callcutt Review recommendation, a new independent ‘Zero Carbon Hub’ has been established to make Zero Carbon homes a reality from 2016.

The new public and private partnership is responsible for galvanising action and working with government, councils and industry to overcome barriers to ensure this ambitious policy is implemented.

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