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  • Published: Apr 25th, 2011
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Zero carbon U-turn is ‘realistic’

The government’s U-turn on its definition of zero carbon homes is more realistic and pragmatic, one housing professional has said.

Writing for the Green Building Press, Richard Baines, head of sustainability at Black Country Housing Group, suggested that the changes seen in the Plan for Growth that accompanied March’s Budget is the sensible approach to take in making goals for sustainable construction, which are more likely to be met.

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  • Published: Apr 6th, 2011
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Updated: WWF in shock resignation from zero carbon home taskforce

WWF-UK has today resigned from a taskforce tasked with greening British homes in protest over the government’s decision to water down its Zero Carbon Homes standard.

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Govt ‘U-turns’ on zero carbon homes policy

The government has been criticised for making a U-turn on the zero carbon homes policy.

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  • Published: Feb 16th, 2011
  • Category: UK
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UKs Biggest Zero Carbon Homes Project Gets

United Kingdoms biggest zero carbon homes development project was given a

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  • Published: Feb 15th, 2011
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Work to start on Britain’s biggest ever zero carbon homes development

The largest ever zero carbon homes housebuilding project in Britain is set to get underway after the scheme was given planning permission.

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  • Published: Dec 21st, 2010
  • Category: UK
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A task group convened by the Zero Carbon Hub has delivered its report to government setting out its recommendations for carbon compliance levels for new homes from 2016.

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On-site reductions in emissions

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  • Published: Nov 30th, 2010
  • Category: UK
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Affordable zero-carbon homes

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An affordable house that achieves level six on the Code for Sustainable Homes was unveiled at the Eco Innovation Forum in Westminster yesterday.

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Hydrogen technology to be used in zero carbon homes

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Builders could soon be implementing hydrogen technology for use in low carbon or zero carbon homes after clean fuel company ITM Power and the Building Research Establishment (BRE) signed an agreement to develop the technology.

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  • Published: Oct 26th, 2010
  • Category: UK
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Do builders need training to meet low carbon challenge?

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Small building firms need to be given more skills in sustainable practices to make sure that they can meet the challenge for low carbon, energy efficient homes.

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  • Published: Oct 3rd, 2010
  • Category: UK
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Work starts on prototype zero carbon homes

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Construction has officially started at the ModelHome 2020 project with a groundbreaking ceremony on the site where two zero carbon homes will be built in Rothwell, Kettering. The project is the brainchild of the VELUX company, and the ceremony was attended by Lord Best, President of the Local Government Association and Chair of the Hanover Housing Group, as well as the projects partners, including HTA Architects, Willmott Dixon, Kettering Borough Council and North Northants Development Company.

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  • Published: Sep 30th, 2010
  • Category: UK
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Zero carbon homes get the green light

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Southamptons carbon footprint is set to be reduced after planning permission was granted by Southampton City Council for 11 new zero carbon rated homes. Radian Housing has been granted permission to build cutting edge carbon neutral homes on currently unused land.

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  • Published: Sep 18th, 2010
  • Category: UK
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Energy minister unveils zero-carbon housing development

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Energy minister Chris Huhne has opened one of the UKs largest developments of zero-carbon homes.

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  • Published: Sep 18th, 2010
  • Category: UK
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Chris Huhne opens zero-carbon homes development

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StockMarketWire.com – Scottish and Southern Energy, which owns Southern Electric, has become the first utility company in the UK to build zero-carbon homes.

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  • Published: Sep 5th, 2010
  • Category: UK
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Builders reject charge of watering down zero-carbon homes target

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The building industry has rejected accusations that it is looking to water down the government’s target of ensuring all new homes are zero carbon by 2016, insisting it remains widely committed to meeting zero-carbon standards.

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  • Published: Aug 9th, 2010
  • Category: UK
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Green Technology -Timber Industry Receives a Shot in the Arm with Shapps’ Zero Carbon Homes Plans

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The timber frame industry throughout the U.K. is represented by the U.K. Timber Frame Association, UKTFA, which announced that timber frame is established as the construction method of choice for an industry striving to achieve a more carbon efficient future.

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  • Published: Jun 12th, 2010
  • Category: UK
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New UK housing minister promises to support zero-carbon homes

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The new UK housing minister Grant Shapps this week pledged to uphold the previous Labour governments target for all new homes to be zero-carbon by 2016.

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