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Definition of Zero Carbon Homes and Non-Domestic Buildings: Consultation

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Building a Greener Future: Policy Statement (2007) announced that all new homes will be zero carbon from 2016, and said that the CLG would consult again on the detailed definition. The Budget 2008 announced the Government's ambition that all new non-domestic buildings should be zero carbon from 2019. This consultation proposed a definition of zero carbon new homes, based on high energy efficiency, on- or near-site carbon reduction, and allowable solutions for dealing with the remaining emissions. The paper also set out current Government thinking on zero carbon new non-domestic buildings.

CIBSE piloted a web-based response system to enable CIBSE members to contribute comments to consultation documents more easily. Comments from everyone will be collated into the CIBSE response. 

The CIBSE response was submitted as a covering letter and a response to specific questions on a pro-forma