Green homes fail to cut carbon

Firms in the housing sector must share data on the energy efficiency of low-carbon homes to overcome the gap between design and real-life performance, say construction experts.

Elm Tree Mews. Courtesy of Daivd GreenHomes designed to be low-carbon are failing to deliver expected emissions cuts, a building sector conference heard in April.

House builders, architects and building product firms must cooperate to improve performance monitoring as a first step towards closing the gap, delegates heard.

The conference was organised by the Good Homes Alliance, a group of companies in the housing sector working to promote more sustainable homes.

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