The government opened a consultation on proposed changes to Part L (Conservation of Fuel and Power) and Part F (Ventilation) of the Building Regulations for new dwellings in October 2019. The consultation terminates on 7th February 2020. Getting a large response to the consultation is critical to amplifying the chance we have of changing things. The Trust, along with its members and other organisations, have prepared a response to the consultation that can be viewed in the links below. We have used parts of LETI’s draft response as our thinking is very much aligned. The Trust is responding in collaboration with other industry bodies to act as one voice. We also encourage everyone to respond to the consultation as individual companies. Download and tailor the templates below.
Passivhaus 29th Jan 2020 read more »
The UK’s decarbonisation strategy should pay more attention to the public health benefits of lowering energy demand, the study from Green Alliance in collaboration with the Centre for Research into Energy Demand Solutions (CREDS) argues. The UK’s decarbonisation strategy suffers from a lopsided focus on energy supply while neglecting opportunities to reduce energy demand, a new Green Alliance report published today argues. A new approach that better targeted the public health impacts of polluting vehicles and inefficient homes could prevent tens of thousands of early deaths and save the NHS £3.7bn a year, the study concludes.
Business Green 30th Jan 2020 read more »
Tens of thousands of early deaths could be prevented by reducing energy use in transport and homes, a report has said. Insulating homes and encouraging people out of their cars would make it easier to meet UK targets to cut emissions to net zero by 2050 – and save the NHS £3.7bn a year according to the Green Alliance study. Switching just 1.7 per cent of car journeys to walking and cycling could deliver £2.5bn in health benefits, by reducing problems such as diabetes and cardiovascular disease.
iNews 30th Jan 2020 read more »