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The future of sustainable housing: creating a new standard

In the wake of the recent government review of housing standards, BRE has developed a new voluntary sustainability standard for new homes - the Home Quality Mark -  that will allow developers to differentiate their product in the marketplace by recognising performance beyond minimum regulation and provide increased quality and choice for the consumer.

The new Home Quality Mark is now live

Find out more from the website homequalitymark.com


Background to the development of the Home Qualty Mark

Download our short presentation of the story so far

Our vision of homes for the future

The new standard will be developed for the UK markets and can be adapted for specific local circumstances. It will use an easy to understand, consumer focused rating system. It aims to tackle the performance gap issue, ensuring that the home is performing as designed.

Identifying the critical issues

We’ve identified what we believe to be the critical issues we need to address in future housing delivery  

  • resilience to adverse and extreme weather
  • mental and physical health & wellbeing of occupants
  • resource efficiency
  • increased biodiversity
  • low energy, water and maintenance costs
  • improved connectivity

Have your say

Over summer 2014 we had a broad consultation, details which can be found here

At the end of 2014 we ran a series of industry workshops, a summary of which can be found here

For those who are unable to attend, you can continue join the discussion on LinkedIn here or Tweet us @homeqm using the hashtag #betterhomes

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