The UK has set a target to bring all its greenhouse gas emissions to net zero by 2050.
As part of this journey, the Government is introducing the Future Homes Standard in 2025, the intention being that the average home will have 75-80% less carbon emissions than one built to current energy efficiency requirements (Approved Document L, 2013). This will be achieved through very high fabric standards and a low carbon heating system such as using a heat pump, triple glazing and standards for walls, floors and roofs that significantly limit any heat loss.
This consultation paper sets out plans for achieving the Future Homes Standard, including proposed options to increase the energy efficiency requirements for new homes in 2020 as a meaningful and achievable stepping stone to the Future Homes Standard.
It also covers the wider impacts of Part L for new homes, including changes to Part F (Ventilation), its associated Approved Document guidance, airtightness and improving ‘as built’ performance of the constructed home.
Read the full consultation paper here.
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