Code for Sustainable Homes
August 21, 2013
- Communities Minister Don Foster has announced proposals to 'simplify confusing housing standards'. The latest housing standards review consultation, is proving controversial in that it suggests getting rid of the Code for Sustainable Homes and using building regulations, or a new set of national standards, as the primary driver for improvement in homes’ green credentials. more >
February 23, 2012
- The latest official statistics on the Code for Sustainable Homes and Average Energy Efficiency (SAP ratings) were released on 22 February 2012.
Statistics in this release relating to the Code for Sustainable Homes show the number of dwellings that have been certified to the standards set out in the Code Technical Guide.
Key points from the latest release are:... more >
May 18, 2011
- The latest government Growth Review has 'reaffirmed our commitment to zero carbon' says Housing Minister Grant Shapps in a new written statement as the new carbon budget is announced. 'We need to deliver carbon savings in order to meet the Carbon Budgets to which we are committed, and this means that the carbon footprint of new homes cannot be allowed to add to our overall carbon reduction target... more >
April 4, 2011
- At the recent budget, without any prior announcement, consultation, or even a phone call to key stakeholders, the government ripped up the zero carbon homes policy. It's left us no option but to resign from the taskforce we've been part of since 2007. more >
The Code for Sustainable Homes (the Code) was introduced in England in April 2007 as a voluntary national standard to
improve the overall sustainability of new homes by setting a single framework within which the home building industry can design and construct homes to higher environmental standards.
The Code measures the sustainability of a home against nine design categories, rating the ‘whole home’ as a complete package.The case studies cover a range of social and private housing, using a variety of different build systems or materials, and achieving a range of Code standards. The research has helped further develop and improve the operation of the Code. The case studies also include key learning points that should help those who decide to build to Code standards.
August 23, 2010
- Statistics relating to the Code for Sustainable Homes (the Code) show the number of dwellings that have been certified to the standards set out in the Code Technical Guide, in which local authority area, at which Code level and whether the homes are registered as private or public sector homes. more >
December 21, 2009
- A new consultation is seeking views on changes to the Code for Sustainable Homes in 2010, to align with changes to Part L of the Building Regulations and the proposed approach to adopting the 2016 definition of zero carbon. Therefore, the most significant changes are within the energy section of the Code.
Access the consultation online... more >
December 30, 2008
- The Homes and Communities Agency, the national housing and regeneration agency, in partnership with Barratt Homes, has submitted a full Planning Application for the creation of 195 new homes on the former Hanham Hall Hospital site in South Gloucestershire, on the outskirts of Bristol. more >
September 24, 2008
- Housebuilders now have new information on delivering dwellings that comply with the Code for Sustainable Homes, thanks to the publication of the second part of a four-part BRE Information Paper.The new guidance is derived from lessons learnt by the first four developers – ecoTECH, Hanson, Kingspan Offsite and Stewart Milne Group – to design and build to the Code on the BRE Innovation Park. more >
August 21, 2008
- Lessons learnt by the first four developers to design and build to the Code for Sustainable Homes on the BRE Innovation Park have led to the compilation of detailed guidance in a four-part BRE Information paper entitled Applying the Code for Sustainable Homes on the BRE Innovation Park.Devised to help UK housebuilders deliver code compliant homes, the guidance is now being published in four-parts ... more >
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