Zero-carbon homes: impact assessment
This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government
This impact assessment sets out the evidence and argument for the implementation of a new definition of zero-carbon homes.
Ref: ISBN 9781409829645 PDF, 1.31MB, 63 pages
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From 2016, developers will be required to deal with all emissions from-new build homes that fall under the scope of building regulations.
A specified portion of this will have to be dealt with on-site through energy efficiency measures such as insulation and on-site renewables such as solar panels. The remaining emissions can be dealt with through off-site measures, the mechanism for which has yet to be decided.