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Government publishes outcomes of the Future Buildings Standard consultation - ADE Responds

17 December 2021

The government hosted a public consultation from January to April 2021 on proposed changes to the Building Regulations. The government has now responded to that consultation, covering energy efficiency, ventilation and overheating.

https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/the-future-buildings-standard

 

ADE Comment

Caroline Bragg, Head of Policy at the Association for Decentralised Energy, said:

Retrofitting existing homes and buildings to be net zero already presents an huge challenge; it's imperative we don't add to the problem by building new structures that aren't fit for the future - every new home being built must be net zero from day one. The Government's announcement today of new building standards is a step forward - it raises the bar on energy efficiency and carbon emissions, which is welcome.

However, a more strategic approach to deploying heat networks is urgently needed. As we build heat networks spanning cities, we need tools suited to such large-scale infrastructure to drive their contribution to decarbonisation and high-quality energy technical standards.

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