The G15 response to the Future Homes Standard consultation

  • 11 February 2020

In October 2019 the Government launched a consultation setting out their plans for the Future Homes Standard.

This was part of a two-part consultation about proposed changes to the Building Regulations and featured proposed options to increase the energy efficiency requirements for new homes in 2020. The Future Homes Standard is due to be launched in 2025 and will require new build homes to be future-proofed with low carbon heating and high levels of energy efficiency.

The G15 welcomes the opportunity to feedback on the Government's proposals. We urge the Government to consider the environmental impact of existing homes as well as focusing on this standard for new builds, as these are much less energy efficient and will make up a large proportion of our homes by 2050.

Whilst we agree with the sentiment behind the Future Homes Standard, there are several areas on which we would highlight challenges or ask for further clarification. Click on the below button to read our full feedback.

Read our consultation response