Published: 5th Mar 2020

Housing minister Christopher Pincher has launched a competition to bring forward ideas on low-carbon housing.  Homes are currently responsible for 25% of the UK’s carbon emissions, in a bid to reduce these numbers, the government launched the competition to place energy efficiency ‘at the forefront of new home design.’ This competition is in line with the government’s recent consultation which requires all new homes built from 2025 to have 80% fewer carbon emissions. Small businesses, designers and manufacturers are invited to come forward with ideas for the new low-carbon homes which must meet the highest standards of design. The plans must have a low environmental impact, with construction techniques to deliver net-zero emissions, they must promote health and wellbeing through access to green space, and they must be deliverable on a scale that can be rolled out across the country. Entries will be judged by a panel to produce a … (To read the full article, subscribe below)