What is the thinking regarding ‘small sites’ exemption to zero carbon?

houses In the Queens speech earlier this year, the government announced an exemption to their 2016 zero carbon requirements for small developments of new homes, with a consultation to come later on what this exemption would involve. That consultation has now Read the rest
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What’s achievable on-site? (The Housing Standards Review and the London Plan)

The Housing Standards Review was discussed this week at the Zero Carbon Hub’s ‘Nearer to Zero’ event in London. The main event was the launch of the Hub’s ‘End of Term report’, (which I’ll write about in separate posts), but Read the rest

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Not so Zero after all. A response to the 2014 Queen’s Speech.

Allowable solutions triangle

The Queen’s Speech (2014) yesterday set out the Government’s proposed legislative programme for the year ahead. Amongst the various bills put forward was a little more information about how they intend ‘Zero Carbon’ housebuilding to be shaped from 2016…

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Date: June 5, 2014
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Why the government is failing on Allowable Solutions

Allowable solutions triangle

UK Government’s current roadmap to zero carbon building is for at least a minimum level of fabric performance, a minimum level of overall carbon compliance on site and then anything remaining, (that falls short of the regulated zero carbon definition), Read the rest

Date: May 9, 2014
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