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14 Mar 2008 05:03:39

New Budget is 'disappointing', green groups say



New Budget is 'disappointing', green groups say
The Green Building Press has called the new budget "disappointing from a green building point of view".

Although the UK Green Building Council is keen to proceed with developments to make non-domestic buildings carbon-free by 2019, they claimed the new Budget offered few changes that could reasonably be made to the current system.

According to Neil May, chairman of the Good Homes Alliance, a more realistic alternative to the current zero-carbon homes goalcould be a 70 per cent target to reduce carbon emissions in all new build properties, coupled with extra monitoring of emissions on existing residential and commercial property.

He added that such measures could be more easily achieved under the current government and explained that more focus could be given to improving existing housing stock.

Other green developers claimed that a minimal level of sustainability for existing homes must be ensured and enforced and that funding for these developments should be increased beyond the planned £26 million allocation.

The government has pledged to ensure all new build homes constructed in the UK after 2016 are carbon-free.ADNFCR-1235-ID-18510591-ADNFCR


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