zero carbon

Last Wednesday, buried in the midst of all the material associated with the Budget, came a watered down (almost) definition of zero carbon. I shall attempt to illustrate a short history of zero carbon and the past five years below, but the lesson remains this (from Robert Kyriakides almost 3 years ago): Trying to work […]


Zero carbon housing – what does it mean?

by mel starrs on June 3, 2008

in Zero Carbon

I’ve been following the recent developments on zero carbon housing closely. The current discussions are revolving around the UKGBC’s document defining zero carbon released a couple of weeks ago. I read the document and had a couple of observations to make which I didn’t blog immediately. Instead I sat back and watched the fireworks begin. […]


What exactly is a zero carbon home then Gordon?

by Mel Starrs on December 7, 2006

in Zero Carbon

Gordon Brown announced his pre-budget report yesterday. The pertinent chapter for our industry is Chapter 7 (pdf, 26 pages). Driving home last night Radio 4 were asking the question ‘what is a zero carbon home?’. The reporter had even rang up DCLG for an answer – a spokesman said “one which was not a net […]