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Last edited 15 Apr 2021
Future Buildings Standard
The UK government made a commitment in the 2019 Spring Statement that by 2025 they would introduce a Future Homes Standard for new build homes to be future-proofed with low carbon heating and world-leading levels of energy efficiency.
Proposals for a Future Homes Standard were set out in a consultation launched by the Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government in October 2019. The standard is intended to establish a pathway to highly efficient non-domestic buildings which are: ‘zero carbon ready, better for the environment and fit for the future’.
The Future Homes Standard: summary of responses, and government response was published by the government in January 2021.
A second consultation The Future Buildings Standard consultation was launched on 19 January 2021 building on the first consultation by setting out energy and ventilation standards for non-domestic buildings and existing homes and including proposals to mitigate against overheating in residential buildings. This included proposed changes to Part L (Conservation of fuel and power) and Part F (ventilation) of the Building Regulations.
On 14 April 2021, a coalition of built environment and climate action organisations wrote to the Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Housing Communities and Local Government (MHCLG), Jeremy Pocklington, to share concerns about the Future Buildings Standard.
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