Sustainability Standards in New Homes

A project bringing together local government and the housebuilding industry to encourage consistency and ambition on sustainability standards in new homes.
Eco friendly house - decarbonising UK homes


March 26, 2018


Policy & Advocacy



UKGBC, in association with Core Cities UK, has produced a resource pack that is designed to help enable local authorities (LAs) drive up the sustainability of new homes. It is a ‘live’ resource, to be used and adapted to support officers with responsibility for sustainability, planning, regeneration, housing etc.

The core content is a ‘Policy Playbook’ which focuses on energy & carbon, mitigating overheating risk, and the cross-cutting issue of assuring performance. There is also a section on viability and a set of case studies.

This project is part of the Cities Programme.

With thanks to the Cities Programme partners 2018-19

  • Avison young
  • british_land
  • BuroHappoldEngineering