What the Future Buildings Standard means for the industry

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The consultation on reducing energy use in non domestic buildings has been a long time coming. We examine the implications of the main proposals

After an eight-year hiatus, building energy regulations have finally started to catch up with the low and zero-carbon aspirations of industry clients and public bodies.

Commercial developers including Land Securities, British Land and Grosvenor have announced that they want their property portfolios to be net zero carbon by 2030 while, for many years, local authorities including the Greater London Authority (GLA) have required new developments to improve on Part L requirements as a condition of planning approval.

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