Does it cost more to deliver Zero Carbon homes? Is it possible to build to this level on a budget?

Although in the short-term higher upfront costs are expected as part of the learning process of building zero carbon homes, in time the overall build cost is expected to decrease to levels comparable to that of ‘standard’ homes. The levels of performance mandated in the Zero Carbon Home definition do consider cost, and allow the market and industry to devise innovative cost effective solutions that will decrease build costs even further, as it does not prescribe specific solutions.

The Hub has published a report which outlines the latest costs of building to zero carbon. This can be viewed by clicking here

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