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Code for Sustainable Homes: SDC Response

Classification:SDC Response, Sustainable Communities, Housing and Regeneration
Document type:SDC Reports & Papers
Download:CSH-Response-060306.pdf - 107 KB
Summary:imageThe Government is developing the Code for Sustainable Homes as a component of its sustainable communities agenda. Key environmental challenges, including climate change, water stress, materials use and waste, must be tackled if the proposed step change in housing supply is to be realised sustainably.
Recommendations:SDC recommendations include:

‘Energy efficiency (Conservation of fuel and power)’ standards should be re-titled ‘carbon emissions’

The minimum standard for carbon is raised to at least 5% above Part L standards.

Increasing the water saving standards for the minimum Code level, establishing fixed standards for higher levels, and publishing the compliance guidelines for water efficiency methodology as soon as possible and before the Code is launched.

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