Published: 10th Feb 2020

Parc Hadau in south Wales is billed to be one of the ‘world’s first’ true zero carbon neighbourhoods. It will be the first scheme in the country to meet the UK Green Building Council’s definition of net-zero carbon, by tracking real-time ‘in-use’ carbon emissions when the homes are running. Opening later this year, It’s been created by Cardiff-based Sero Homes and residents will create more renewable energy than they use, through solar panels, air-source heat pumps and energy-storing batteries. New Start spoke to Sero’s co-founder, Andy Sutton, to find out more. Why is zero or low-carbon technology still not a mainstream part of modern housebuilding? The housebuilding industry hasn’t needed to modernise. There are five or six big housebuilders and they’ve tied up the land supply. The way land is available tends to favour larger housebuilders. These big housebuilders effectively have not had to do more than the minimum and … (To read the full article, subscribe below)