21st March 2013
The government has reaffirmed its commitment to all new homes being ‘zero carbon’ homes from 2016 in the latest Budget.
The Budget documents include the government’s commitment to the target, giving certainty to the industry. The document states:
“The government is committed to implementing ‘zero carbon homes’ from 2016… The government will consult on next steps, including on the means of delivering allowable solutions, by summer recess.”
A detailed response to last year’s consultation on changes to Part L of the building regulations, which governs energy efficiency, will be issued by May 2013.
It is anticipated that a detailed route map and confirmation of the definition for Zero Carbon Homes will be known later this year.