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Government announces about-turn on “Zero Carbon Homes”


In a major policy about-turn, the Government has announced that the planned revisions to document L 2016 linked to “Zero Carbon Homes” are to be scrapped.

Changes for part L relating to “Zero Carbon Homes” targets have been dropped altogether, with both allowable solutions and tightening of energy efficient standards not being progressed. The planned Zero Carbon requirement for non-residential buildings in 2019 has also been removed.

The announcement was made as part of a Government report; “Fixing the foundations: creating a more prosperous nation.”

For further information see: www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/443897/Productivity_Plan_print.pdf

This will mean that the current approved document of 2013 will remain unchanged for the future.



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