Building Regulations move will strengthen Green Deal

Published on Thursday, 02 February 2012 11:24
Posted by Scott Buckler

The announcement by the Department of Communities and Local Government that they will include a requirement on consequential improvements within the Building Regulations, has been welcomed by WWF

Consequential improvements require those householders undertaking extensions to their property to upgrade the energy efficiency of the existing property to the same standard as the new extension, thereby reducing the carbon emissions from that property.

Zoe Leader, sustainable homes policy officer at WWF-UK, said: "We are delighted that upon the third time of trying, this requirement has actually made it into the consultation document. WWF has long argued for the need to include this simple yet effective measure to support energy efficiency uptake in the domestic sector and with the Green Deal imminent this is now even easier. "

"The need has never been greater for the UK to cut its carbon emissions and this will need a concerted effort across all Government departments. Today’s announcement sends a positive signal that Government is serious about the Green Deal and improving our housing stock across the piece and we hope to see more of this joined up policy approach in our move to a low carbon future in the UK."

 

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