The latest activity in the zero carbon agenda. 

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

ZCH release 'Overheating in Homes - The Big Picture'

The Zero Carbon Hub has today released its report ‘Overheating in Homes – The Big Picture` 

There is concern in the housing sector that as the climate changes, and we get better at building and retrofitting homes to prevent heat losses in the winter, we may inadvertently increase the risk of overheating in warmer months.

Rob Pannell, Managing Director of the Zero Carbon Hub said:

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Ecobuild 2015 Presentations

The Zero Carbon Hub would like to thank all who visited us at Ecobuild 2015, if you missed any of our conferences talks or seminars throughout the event, the slides can be downloaded below:

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Zero Carbon Hub to partner with industry at Ecobuild 2015

Ecobuild 2015 - an event not to be missed - taking place in the ExCeL Arena, London from 3-5 March 2015!

The Government’s 2016 Zero Carbon target is only one year away, so the Zero Carbon Hub is bringing together leading experts and organisations from across Government and the Construction industry to give you the most up-to-date knowledge on how to meet the Zero Carbon Standard.

Friday, January 16, 2015

Explore Offsite

Taking place at the Inmarsat Conference Centre, London on 03 February 2015 – Explore Offsite is an event not to be missed. This combined conference and exhibition creates a platform for construction clients, architects, engineers and contractors to come together and discuss the latest offsite construction solutions. It is the inaugural event in a series of offsite events being planned in 2015. The first in the series focuses on the pioneers, those that are embracing offsite construction as part of their day to day activity.

Friday, November 28, 2014

LABC Registered Construction Details

Local Authority Building Control (LABC), Modern Masonry Alliance (MMA), Concrete Block Association and Aircrete have produced a suite of 250 Registered Construction Details designed to minimise heat loss through the weak junction points in a building’s outer envelope.

This initiative offers the construction industry solution-based details to combat thermal bridging.  They are relevant in England Wales and Scotland and help achieve emission targets for SAP 2012 calculations.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Overheating in Homes Survey

The Zero Carbon Hub, in collaboration with Sustainable Homes, has today launched a survey seeking the views of the housing industry on the challenging issue of overheating in homes. We invite you to respond.

Your response will help the Zero Carbon Hub to identify where there may be common issues with current processes and practises so that they may be improved. The survey is part of a wider project which will ultimately lead to a report to government and industry in 2015 recommending the shape of future policy on overheating.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Small Site Exemption Consultation

The government recognises that achieving the zero carbon standard could be particularly challenging for small builders. Therefore, it announced earlier this year, that there would be an exemption from part of the zero carbon commitment for small sites.

Friday, November 7, 2014

Part L 2013 - Where to Start

NHBC release new Part L 2013 guides

These guides are intended to help house builders and designers understand the 2013 changes to Approved Document L1A - Conservation of fuel and power in new dwellings (ADL1A).

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Low Energy Know How Grimsby

The Zero Carbon Hub would like to thank all who joined us at our Low Energy Know How event in Grimsby on the 29th October and we hope that you found the day a worthwhile and beneficial experience. All speaker presentations from the conference now can now be downloaded using the following links:

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Environmental Industries Commissions (EIC) Annual Conference 2014

This one-day conference will be bring together cross party political leaders, influential industry clients, environmental experts and the extensive supply chain that serves the industry – to keep environmental issues central to the on-going political debate so that they form a key part of all main parties’ general election manifestos. There will be representatives from each of the 3 main political parties speaking at the event, who will set out each of the main party’s plans and take questions from delegates.