Government Publishes Future Homes Standard Consultation.
Options promise a 20% or 31% reduction in carbon emissions and include solar PV.
It sets out our plans for the Future Homes Standard, which will require new build homes to be future-proofed with low carbon heating and world-leading levels of energy efficiency.
This will be introduced by 2025.
The options to uplift energy efficiency standards are either; one that would deliver a 20% reduction in carbon emissions. This based on “very high fabric standards”, and one that would deliver a 31% carbon emissions reduction. Also based on “the installation of carbon-saving technology such as photovoltaic solar panels & better fabric standards”.
The more ambitious 31% reduction is the ministry’s preferred option which sits well with the Solar Trade Association. They say “It is encouraging to see that solar, an affordable and popular technology, is highlighted in this consultation. A way to really cut down carbon emissions in new dwellings and reduce energy bills for residents.
The Solar industry welcomes government proposals for higher building standards, read the STA press release →