Government is consulting the industry on the definition of a zero-carbon home, and to add your views there is an official online survey here

The government has set an ambitious target of all new housing to be zero-carbon by 2016, but first it wants the housebuilding industry to help define what the minimum energy efficiency standards for zero carbon homes should be.

To do this it has asked the task group Zero Carbon Hub, through its specialist energy efficiency teams from across industry, to develop some proposals.

These proposals are now being presented in detail at a series of consultation events over the coming week, with delegates being given a n opportunity to vote on the key elements of a future standard.

There is also a chance to comment on the main proposals through an online zero carbon survey.

Your comment will be fed into the wider national response to the proposals and will form part of a feedback report to government.

If you want to find out more about the Zero Carbon Hub and its work delivering the zero carbon homes, it will be appearing at Building's Sustainability Now virtual event on 8-9 December. The conference programme will cover: refurbishments, Passivhaus, data and green entrepreneurs.