BRE – The future sustainable housing: creating a new standard

Following on from the recent government review of housing standards, the BRE is developing a voluntary sustainability standard for new homes to replace and update the current Code for Sustainable Homes. This new standard will allow developers to differentiate their product in the marketplace by recognising performance beyond minimum regulation and provide increased quality and choice for the consumer.

The new standard will be developed for the UK markets and can be adapted for specific local circumstances. It is currently described as tool that will be easy to understand and have a consumer focused rating system. It aims to tackle the performance gap issue, ensuring that the home is performing as designed and if not to recommend a course of action the home owner can take.

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