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Tech landscape: How is the UK progressing towards zero-carbon housing?

Words: Matt Moody

While government policy is moving back towards zero-carbon housing, some housebuilders are looking to leapfrog policy requirements in the race to cut emissions. Matt Moody reports.

In 2006, the UK became the first country in the world to commit to zero-carbon housing emissions, as then-chancellor Gordon Brown pledged that “within 10 years, every new home will be a zero-carbon home”.A year before that deadline, however, sustainable housebuilding in the UK suffered a blow. Fresh from winning a Conservative majority at the 2015 election, it took David Cameron’s new........
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