Tag: Future Homes Standard

Organisations launch legal challenge to government over zero carbon housing

The Good Law Project (GLP) is backing a campaign by Rights Community Action which challenges the government over a confusing ministerial statement which appears to undermine the drive to net zero housing.

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Seven areas where the Future Homes Standard needs more clarity

The recently published Future Homes and Buildings Standards consultation serves as the built environment’s roadmap to a greener future. Here, Tassos Kougionis outlines several critical considerations and unanswered questions which require both government and industry’s attention. 1. The local versus central question Recent statements from government ministers Baroness Penn and Lee Rowley seem to support central control […]

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Consortium “disappointed” at proposed Future Homes Standard

A consortium including the Good Homes Alliance and Bioregional has drafted a letter to DLUHC and DESNZ to express its disappointment in the proposed Future Homes Standard.

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Majority of MPs back mandatory solar for newbuild

Eight in ten MPs (79%) support making solar panels mandatory for all new-build homes, according to a new YouGov poll.

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Salford’s Energy House releases first results

The first results from the research collaboration between The University of Salford, Barratt Developments, Bellway, and Saint-Gobain, have been released as the project celebrates its first anniversary.

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Buckle up for the decarbonisation ride

I have been looking for a good metaphor for the journey towards decarbonisation that we are all involved in and I have decided that, although it’s a bit of a cliché, the ‘rollercoaster ride’ pretty much covers it. I will tell you why. We are now pretty sure that there’s a significant acceleration in the […]

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BEAMA publishes technology guide to Future Homes and Buildings Standard

Industry association BEAMA has published a comprehensive guide to the technological and design impacts of the proposed Future Homes and Buildings Standard. The regs, currently out for consultation on the technical details, are designed to slash carbon by 75-80% in new buildings by 2025. The Future Homes Standard Phase 1 Impact Report, claims to make […]

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Taylor Wimpey launches zero carbon ready homes trial

Taylor Wimpey has announced a zero carbon ready homes trial on a live development site. The trial seeks to demonstrate how the industry can deliver homes compliant with the incoming Future Home Standard (FHS) in different ways through varying combinations of technologies. The launch follows the recent publication of Taylor Wimpey’s Net Zero Transition Plan.  […]

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Baxi supplies heating solutions to Travis Perkins’ WholeHouse

Baxi has supplied a new range of prefabricated heating solutions to Travis Perkins’ WholeHouse. WholeHouse is a platform that allows smaller regional housebuilders and developers across the UK to plan and design a bespoke digital model of a house before beginning construction.  Based on the BIM process, the platform ensures detailed and accurate design, plans […]

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The early adopters of low-carbon housing

We caught up with Richard Whittaker, Director of Development at housing association Citizen, to discuss the need for improved quality of social housing and the importance of collaboration. Tell us more about Citizen and your role I’m responsible for the delivery of all of our new affordable homes. This year my budget is around £100m […]

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Chris Skidmore publishes Mission Zero report

Chris Skidmore MP has published Mission Zero, his review into the government’s approach to reaching net zero by 2050. Mission Zero makes 129 recommendations covering areas including the greater role that business can be supported to play, making better use of infrastructure and delivering more energy-efficient homes. In the report, he urges ministers to grasp […]

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Solar should be mandatory on all new homes

There are fresh calls for solar PV to be mandatory on newbuild homes. With fuel prices at record highs, Solar Energy UK has analysed the impact solar PV could make on the energy bills of households across the country and says solar power should be compulsory in Building Regs (for Scotland and Wales) and the […]

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