‘Opted for the least ambitious option’: Government lambasted over Future Homes consultation

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The Government has opened a consultation on the aims of the Future Homes and Buildings Standard, with green groups quick to point out that proposed measures will fail to align buildings with the need to reach net-zero emissions.

The Future Homes Standard was originally opened for consultation back in late 2020, outlining new time-bound targets to lower carbon emissions from the built environment.

The Government announced that all new homes must be more energy efficient and “zero-carbon ready” by 2025. Specifically, new homes are expected to produce 75-80% lower carbon emissions compared to current builds. An additional requirement is for new homes to have a reduced carbon footprint of 31% by 2021 compared to current levels.

The Government has opened a new consultation into the Future Homes and Buildings Standard, which will run until 6 March 2024.

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