With our current fragile government focused entirely on negotiating Brexit, there isn’t really room for additional and ambitious sustainability targets and so government-driven building regulations are likely to stay as they are. So perhaps then we need to look to a more local level and consider the ability of town, city and county councils’ to influence sustainable through planning and building regulations. However, there is some hope here; depending on where you live. The amount of solar we are seeing specified to go onto new homes is gradually increasing, with a growing number of local councils taking the lead in terms of more sustainable building standards in their localities. Scotland, for example, has higher and more solar-friendly building standards than the rest of the country, installing solar panels on around 60 percent of new homes.
STA Blog 2th March 2018 read more »