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
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t: 0207 939 9101

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