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Acorn Property Group partners with Energist UK, and launches new sustainability vision

Leading housebuilder Acorn Property Group has made two major announcements this week; the official launch of Acorn Green, a sustainability focused vision that encompasses their full development portfolio of current and pipeline sites across the…

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The Future Buildings Standard Consultation Response, Energist UK Ltd

Section A: Non-Domestic Buildings 2) The Future Buildings Standard Question 1: Our aim is that buildings constructed to the Future Buildings Standard will be capable of becoming carbon neutral over time as the electricity grid…

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Future Building Standard – Tougher SBEM targets

Future Building Standard – Tougher SBEM targets The Government is changing the way we design and build non-residential units in England from next year. The Future Buildings Standard is a consultation which follows-on from the…

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Future Homes Standard updates – The new targets

Future Homes Standard updates – The new targets The new version of Approved Document Part L is set to go live in England in June 2022 and, as anticipated, the Target Emission Rate will be…

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Future Homes Standard updates – What you need to know from Day 1

Future Homes Standard updates – What you need to know from Day 1. After months of speculation and delay, we can finally confirm there has been movement with the Future Homes Standard, and confirmation that…

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Whatever happened to the Future Homes Standard?

Whatever happened to the Future Homes Standard? If you can remember back to a time before Covid, and lockdown, and Boris at the helm, you may remember an ambitious goal set by the then Chancellor.…

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From ecology to energy – what’s changing under the planning reform?

Whether you’re building a tall fence or 500 new houses, getting planning permission approved can sometimes feel like a dark art. But could we be about to enter a new era for planning reform? Housing…

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Will planning reform push for greener developments?

The world of planning was thrown into the national news this month, as the Government announced plans to completely overhaul the process from start to finish. This wasn’t an out-of-the-blue announcement… Planning reform has been…

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A-Rated EPCs and ‘near’ zero carbon targets for Welsh affordable homes

Affordable Homes should be designed and built to be just that… homes which are affordable to live in. And this month the Welsh Government has released an ambitious vision for how affordable homes will look…

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London residential housing marina apartments

Changes mean sprinklers required for more apartments blocks in England

Fire safety in our apartment blocks has been high on the agenda since the tragedy of Grenfell. After three years of review, debate and inquiry, building regulations in England are about to change; and are…

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