Housing: Carbon Emissions

Communities and Local Government written question – answered on 12th September 2013.

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Photo of Greg Mulholland Greg Mulholland Liberal Democrat, Leeds North West

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what steps the Government is taking to ensure that all new homes are carbon-zero by 2016.

Photo of Don Foster Don Foster The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government

As set out in Budget 2013, the Government remains committed to implementing zero carbon homes from 2016. A further strengthening of the energy efficiency requirements in Building Regulations was announced in a written ministerial statement on 30 July 2013, Hansard, columns 165-66WS. A consultation seeking views on the next steps to zero carbon homes including a flexible way to help home builders meet the zero carbon standard through the use of cost effective 'Allowable Solutions' was published on 6 August.

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