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A tough date with tough targets to meet

Submitted by: MikeC (Admin) on 28-Feb-08 02:38:36 PM

The Housing Minister, Caroline Flint, yesterday announced at the Eco Build 2008 conference that all newly constructed homes will - from May 1st 2008 - either need to be rated against the Code for Sustainable Homes (CSH), or state that it hasn't been rated at all.

Two months!

Zero carbon homes by 2016

The Code for Sustainable Homes sets out to progressively 'tighten the minimum energy performance standards in building regulations' on new homes built from April this year.

The aim is to have all new homes zero carbon rated by 2016. So far, the 'progressive' targets laid down are:

  • 2010: 10%
  • 2013: 44%
  • 2016: Zero carbon

...which seems hugely ambitious from 2010 onwards.

The effects of the CSH will be felt from the toilet (low-flush loo's); the planning system (use of renewable energy; minimum travel to amenities etc...); through to stamp duty exemption for zero carbon homes.

More info (CLG): Eco friendly ratings for all new homes.

Anyone out there training as a code assessor?

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Posts: 2
Reply #1 on : Thu February 28, 2008, 18:08:25

Do you know who is doing a course for CSH and do you have any info on the DEC Course which is due soon.


Posts: 1
Re: A tough date with tough targets to meet
Reply #2 on : Thu February 28, 2008, 18:20:47

I believe CIBSE and Stroma (and I think BRE) provide CSH training, and off the top of me head, I know Quidos offer DEC.

There are probably others too.

Posts: 2
Reply #3 on : Wed April 02, 2008, 11:18:46

BRE provide CSH training, but I've heard that the Stroma software/online tools are better!!

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