Industry Response from Hub-led Consultation Events Now Available

Monday, November 25, 2013

During September and October of this year, the Hub undertook a series of "Have your Say" events across England. The goal was to elicit the views of industry stakeholders on a number of important questions on the Government's Allowable Solutions and Housing Standards Review consultations.

The results from the events have been collated and published. A copy of the report fed into DCLG's official consultation process.

Rob Pannell, Managing Director at Zero Carbon Hub:

“To ensure the mainstream delivery of zero carbon homes we need to develop a robust, workable framework for Allowable Solutions. The release of the Government's Allowable Solutions consultation in August, in particular, was an important step in the journey to achieving the 2016 target.

“Our report provides feedback from industry on a number of key questions that are adapted from the consultations on Allowable Solutions and Housing Standards Review. The report highlights areas where there is industry consensus, as well as areas where there is not. 

“The Hub looks forward to seeing the official response to the consultations and was delighted to play a role in the continuing debate around Allowable Solutions.”

To download the report click here.

Media contact at Zero Carbon Hub

Ben Ward - 0845 888 7620


Notes to Editors

1) This report is not government policy. Rather, it is a synthesis of views taken from a cross-section of industry representatives on a number of policy questions on Allowable Solutions and the Housing Standards Review, which the Government has recently consulted on. The report will feed into the Government’s broader consultation process and will be considered alongside all other submissions made in response to their consultations. The Government will issue their formal responses in due course.

2) For more information on Allowable Solutions, please consult our previous publications:

Zero Carbon Hub (February 2013) Zero Carbon Strategies: For tomorrow’s new homes

Zero Carbon Hub (September 2012) Allowable Solutions: Evaluating Opportunities and Priorities