Whilst the Government are delaying the introduction of the Future Homes Standard on CO2 that will cut emissions to 75-80% of current regulations until 2025, private developments are taking the lead to deliver savings today.
Average households produce 6 tonnes of CO2 per year based upon EPC data. At Rodmill Lane, the highly insulated and triple glazed mews houses reduce this to 1.4 tonnes without any supplementary PV. Adding this on site generating LZC technology would lower the annual CO2 production to 0.3 tonnes, exceeding the Future Homes Standard target.
Adopting low carbon design principles now will give clients an advantage in the marketplace and avoid a future burden on home owners who will ultimately pay for the Government’s failure to act. As with other designers who responded to the Future Homes Standard consultation, we see wider value in improved standards.