06.02.2020DCAL opposes proposed Future Homes Standard reforms

David Chipperfield Architects London has joined the London Energy Transformation Initiative (LETI) in their objection to the proposed changes to Parts L and Part F of the British building regulations for new dwellings. The government’s Future Homes Standard reforms are predicted to counteract the ambition for low energy design, with the new standards permitting a reduction in fabric performance in residential buildings as well as removing the ability of local authorities to set their own zero-carbon targets.

The UK Green Building Council estimates the industry is responsible for 40% of the UK’s total carbon footprint. Last year David Chipperfield, together with 15 other Stirling Prize-winning architects, signed a declaration declaring a climate and bio-diversity emergency. As part of our commitment to reducing the carbon emissions in our work, we encourage the government to reconsider the reforms.

LETI is a voluntary initiative comprising over 1,000 professionals who work to reduce carbon emissions in the building industry.

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