Tag : Future Homes Standard
The chair of the Environment Agency hopes a ‘Future Homes Standard’ proposed by the UK government earlier this year will have a broader sustainability remit that requires improved water efficiency in new buildings among other commitments such as lower carbon heating.
The UK’s gas networks should be viewed as being at the forefront of any efforts to realise lower carbon homes, the new head of the Energy and Utilities Alliance (EUA) has argued.
Urgent implementation of the government’s ‘future homes standard’ and setting a date for ending the use of fossil fuel heating systems in social housing are identified as vital steps to meeting the government’s net-zero carbon targets, a new report has concluded.
Grant applications for a share of £18m in funding that has been set aside to help finance industrial heat recovery technologies are being accepted by government up until 31 January next year.
The latest Queen’s Speech, the second to be delivered this year, reinstates broad government proposals for air quality legislation, building safety reforms and the future enforcement of environmental standards over the course of the current parliament.
The Heating and Hotwater Industry Council (HHIC) is urging government to be ‘technology agnostic’ when finalising its Future Homes Standard that is currently under consultation.