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
but we’d like to hear your views….
Have your say
Our initial consultation period has ended, thank you to all those who responded. We had responses from a diverse group of individuals and organisation with a range of positive comments that we will be taking forward.
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