Environment Agency consultation
3rd February 2016
SI 2016/104
3rd February 2016

Low-carbon homes miss energy design targets

A study by Innovate UK has reported that supposedly environmentally friendly new “low carbon” homes are using up to 3.5 times more than they were designed to.

The report concludes that real life carbon emissions can not be assumed to link in anyway to emission estimates provided for planning consents or on energy performance certificates.