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Finally a definition for ‘Zero Carbon’

Speaking at the Making Sustainable Development Happen conference on Tuesday, housing minister John Healey said the government would adopt recommendations put forward by the pan-industry body, the Zero Carbon Hub.

This would set a target of 46kWh/m2/year for semi-detached and detached properties and 39kWh/m2/year for all other homes, equating to a 20-25% reduction in carbon emissions compared with current regulations for a gas-heated home. 

(from Building magazine 27th November 2009)