The government has announced a new green standard for new build homes that they claim will bring an environmental revolution to home building – tackling climate change while keeping household bills low. The proposed new Future Homes Standard will see fossil fuel heating systems such as gas boilers banned from new homes by 2025, and replaced with the latest generation of clean technology such as air source heat pumps and cutting-edge solar panels.
Infrastructure Intelligence 2nd Oct 2019 read more »
New houses built next year could feature heat pumps, solar PV arrays, and extra insulation as standard, under government plans to cut the carbon impact of new homes from 2025. In March former Chancellor Philip Hammond announced plans to introduce a ‘Future Homes Standard’ (FHS) for all UK homes, which would ban fossil fuel heating systems for new homes by 2025 as part of a drive to cut emissions from new homes by 80 per cent.
Business Green 3rd Oct 2019 read more »
Heating is responsible for almost half (40%) of the EU’s total energy consumption, and a large share of the bloc’s carbon emissions. Yet, politicians are reluctant to confront the issue head-on. EURACTIV examines the reasons behind this and some of the solutions being considered at local and EU level.
Euractiv 25th Sept 2019 read more »