Green for Growth: Zero-Carbon Homes

In 2006, the Labour government gave the housebuilding industry 10 years notice to make its products zero-carbon. This ambitious requirement was launched as part of the Code for Sustainable Homes, and included interim carbon reduction targets along the way: 25% reduction in emissions in 2010 and 44% in 2013. Zero-carbon was going to be expensive – adding up to £40,000 per home – but the argument was that the industry would find ways of reducing these costs as the 2016 deadline approached. Continue reading Green for Growth: Zero-Carbon Homes