Wales takes different tack on zero-carbon homes

Tough new building regulations to deliver zero-carbon and energy-efficient homes have been proposed in Wales

The Welsh government has proposed tough new building regulations to deliver zero-carbon and energy-efficient homes.1

It also aims to stop using the UK government’s voluntary Code for Sustainable Homes, which it believes would be unnecessary once tighter regulation is in place.

Launching the consultation on 31 July, Welsh environment minister John Griffiths described the changes to part L of the building regulations as a significant step “towards zero carbon and nearly zero carbon energy buildings by 2020”.

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