Zero carbon homes
Posted on 23rd August 2021
The 30-year delivery plan for the construction industry aims to deliver high-quality zero carbon homes using sustainable building methods.
The Future Homes task force includes housebuilders, professional bodies, suppliers, regulators, environmental groups, and planners.
By 2025 they say they will be creating well-designed low carbon homes in healthy, nature-rich environments. By 2030 they expect to have halved the amount of carbon used in business operations.
The government’s future homes standards mean new homes will move away from fossil fuel heating and will have high levels of energy efficiency, taking advantage of smart home technology.
Lenders are said to be keen to offer finance to builders investing in greener developments.
A delivery hub is planned to help smaller builders develop the people and processes to deliver environmental goals.
Environmental groups are keen to see changes in our housing plans to respond to natural and climate challenges.
The net-zero elements of the plan are reflected in a wider construction performance framework, announced under the Construction Leadership Council’s CO2nstructzero programme.
However, plenty of issues remain including skills shortages, land allocations, and changes in manufacturing processes and the supply chain.
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