Government scraps zero carbon buildings targets

  • 16 Jul 2015

As part of a range of planning measures announced by the Treasury, it was confirmed that the Government ‘does not intend to proceed with the zero carbon Allowable Solutions carbon offsetting scheme, or the proposed 2016 in case in on-site energy efficiency standards’.

The Department of Communities and Local Government (DCLG) has separately confirmed that the zero carbon policy for non-domestic buildings will also be discarded.

Nigel Rees, Chief Executive of the Glass and Glazing Federation (GGF), was one of many disappointed by the changes.

He commented: “Though it’s disappointing to see the Government cut red tape in the area of construction and energy efficiency – where it is arguably most needed – the initial targets to achieve ZERO Carbon in all newly built homes by 2016 were always unrealistic.

“Rather than new build, the Government should be addressing the major issue of increasing energy efficiency in existing buildings and offering homeowners better incentives to make their properties more energy efficient.

“This latest announcement is not helping construction or the environment in any way and is merely scratching at the surface of the bigger problem.”

Contact:

Glass and Glazing Federation
40 Rushworth Street
London
SE1 0RB
LONDON

t: 0207 939 9101

Visit the Glass and Glazing Federation (GGF) website

Leave a Reply

More articles

Cembrit launches new fibre cement cladding

Cembrit has announced the launch of a new through-coloured cladding board with a sandblasted surface, Patina Rough.

Posted in Articles, Building Industry News, Building Products & Structures, Cladding, Innovations & New Products, Posts, Walls

Ahmarra exceeds expectations in Ministry of Housing fire door test

Sample timber fire doors from Ahmarra Door Solutions recently exceeded expectations when tested against regulations.

Posted in Articles, Building Industry News, Building Products & Structures, Doors, Health & Safety, Research & Materials Testing, Security and Fire Protection

EverEdge chosen for Islington Square project

EverEdge was recently specified to provide edging and planters for a project for Cain International at Islington Square in London.

Posted in Articles, Building Industry News, Building Products & Structures, Garden, Posts

How do you maintain LST radiators?

Contour discusses maintaining LST radiators and ensuring that they are consistently meeting their expected potential.

Posted in Articles, Building Industry News, Building Products & Structures, Building Services, Heating Systems, Controls and Management, Posts