21 Dec

Government reveals plans for new houses for sale to be green by 2016

Government reveals plans for new houses for sale to be green by 2016

Communities and Local Government has announced its plans for all new houses for sale in the UK to be built after 2016 to be green.

Housing minister Grant Shapps has stated that in order to properly commit to its proposals for more environmentally-friendly properties, it is crucial that a greater number of zero-carbon houses are constructed.

In order to assist this process, he asked the Zero Carbon Hub to bring evidence forward about how to reduce carbon emissions and it found that there are a number of ways that properties can be constructed in a more eco-friendly manner.

Mr Shapps stated: "We are committed to ensuring that new homes do not add to our carbon footprint."

He added that he is "committed to finding the most practical way" of building new green homes.

This comes after the British Property Federation called for the government to streamline sustainable housing projects in order encourage the development of more environmentally-friendly properties earlier this winter.ADNFCR-1222-ID-800304950-ADNFCR

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