Published: 5th Nov 2020

Wiltshire Council has agreed to ‘significantly’ invest in zero carbon homes, as part of its new build programme. The programme will see around £195m invested into building new, energy efficient council homes up to 2032. Around 20 zero-carbon homes will be built as part of a pilot scheme, and if successful, the council said all new properties that are built by the local authority will then be constructed to the same standards. The council will also invest £289m until 2032 on improving existing council housing properties to ensure they achieve a minimum energy performance rating of B. To achieve this energy performance rating, existing council properties will receive the highest levels of loft and wall insulation, and will be fitted with A++ rated windows. Heating and hot water will be sourced from non-fossil fuels, combined with the installation of efficient unvented hot water cylinders. The council will also consider other … (To read the full article, subscribe below)