Zero Carbon Hub welcomes yesterday’s announcement and Government’s support for zero carbon

Friday, May 28, 2010

In response to Housing Minister Grant Shapps’ first official speaking event yesterday, the Zero Carbon Hub welcomes the Coalition’s support for the zero carbon homes agenda. The Hub looks forward to a strong and productive relationship with the Government to build on the progress already made and to quickly deliver an accepted and workable definition of zero carbon.

At an event in Swindon yesterday supported by Kevin McCloud, Grant Shapps paid tribute to the work of the Zero Carbon Hub and pledged his commitment to resolving urgently the definition of zero carbon, stating “we will get this sorted out and defined by the end of the summer at the latest”.

Neil Jefferson, Chief Executive, Zero Carbon Hub said:

“ I look forward to working closely with the Housing Minister and welcome the commitment he has made to defining zero carbon as quickly as possible.

It was good to hear the Minister recognise the role of the Zero Carbon Hub. We are uniquely able to work with all stakeholders as we move closer to 2016.”


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The Zero Carbon Hub was established in the summer of 2008 to support the delivery of zero carbon homes from 2016. It is a private/public partnership drawing support from both Government and the industry and reports directly to the 2016 Taskforce, chaired by the Housing Minister, and Stewart Baseley, Executive Chairman of HBF. Further information about the Hub is available at