Wales lags behind in ‘zero carbon’ homes
10:10pm Monday 26th May 2014 in News
JUST three per cent of certified zero carbon homes completed in Wales, England and Northern Ireland in the last seven years have been in Wales, according to a report by the UK’s Governments communities department.
The statistics relate to the code for sustainable homes where certificates are issued at two stages, design and post-construction.
Across the three nations, 174,580 homes were given a three star rating at the design stage and 58,756 were given four stars, making them zero carbon homes.
At the post-construction phase, 122,949 dwellings received three stars while 30,273 were zero carbon homes. At design-stage, 9,542 certificates (four per cent) were issued in Wales , and 3,920 (three per cent ) after construction.
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