Low Carbon Buildings and Homes report

SummitSkills has commissioned the Zero Carbon Hub to produce an easy-to-follow guide to help businesses take advantage of opportunities in the move to low and zero carbon buildings and homes.

The report – Low Carbon Buildings and Homes: Skills and Opportunities – explains the current and emerging legislation and regulations affecting the growing ‘green’ agenda.

It also summarises the policies and initiatives that the UK-wide Government and the devolved administrations of Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales have put in place to encourage the move to low-carbon buildings.

Although its primary target is building services engineering operatives, the report will be a useful guide for any businesses operating in the wider built environment sector who are planning ahead and looking for development opportunities.

The guide covers the key points of changes to the Zero Carbon Homes definition, Parts L, F and J of the Building Regulations, the Feed-In-Tariff, the Renewable Heat Incentive, the forthcoming Green Deal, the Code for Sustainable Homes, the new National Planning Policy Framework and where this leaves existing local plans. It concludes with a summary of the new skills required to engage in the ever-moving arena and ensure businesses are best placed to profit from the new and exciting opportunities.

The report costs £10 for a professionally printed copy but can be downloaded here free of charge to print on your own printer.


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