All new homes built from 2025 will need to be ‘zero carbon ready’ in the UK under fresh green building standards published by the government yesterday, which should lead to a major uptick in investment in clean technologies and greener building materials while drastically curbing the market for traditional gas boilers. However, green building advocates were left disappointed by the move, after Ministers rejected proposals for an earlier date for the introduction of the new standards, fuelling fears new homes built over the next four years will have to undertake costly upgrades in the future to reduce their emissions in line with the UK’s net zero goals.
Business Green 20th Jan 2021 read more »
Housing Minister Chris Pincher announced that all new homes must be more energy efficiency and “zero-carbon ready” by 2025, despite previous hints from the Government that the deadline could be moved forwards. Specifically, new homes are expected to produce 75-80% lower carbon emissions compared to current builds. An additional requirement is for new homes to have a reduced carbon footprint of 31% by 2021 compared to current levels.
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