The future of sustainable housing: creating a new standard

In the wake of the recent government review of housing standards, BRE is developing a voluntary sustainability standard for new homes 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.

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 and if not to recommend a course of action the home owner can take.

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

In the Autumn we are hosting a number of themed events across the UK. Details of which can be found here http://www.bre.co.uk/eventdetails.jsp?id=8226

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

 

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