Wales lags behind in ‘zero carbon’ homes

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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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11:57pm Mon 26 May 14

County says...

Completely meaningless unless you know the proportion of homes completed in Wales. Wales has less than 5% of the UK population and is growing more slowly than England.
Completely meaningless unless you know the proportion of homes completed in Wales. Wales has less than 5% of the UK population and is growing more slowly than England. County
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10:01am Tue 27 May 14

Bobevans says...

County wrote:
Completely meaningless unless you know the proportion of homes completed in Wales. Wales has less than 5% of the UK population and is growing more slowly than England.
Meaningless anyway as there is no such thing as a zero carbon home
[quote][p][bold]County[/bold] wrote: Completely meaningless unless you know the proportion of homes completed in Wales. Wales has less than 5% of the UK population and is growing more slowly than England.[/p][/quote]Meaningless anyway as there is no such thing as a zero carbon home Bobevans
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10:01am Tue 27 May 14

Bobevans says...

County wrote:
Completely meaningless unless you know the proportion of homes completed in Wales. Wales has less than 5% of the UK population and is growing more slowly than England.
Meaningless anyway as there is no such thing as a zero carbon home
[quote][p][bold]County[/bold] wrote: Completely meaningless unless you know the proportion of homes completed in Wales. Wales has less than 5% of the UK population and is growing more slowly than England.[/p][/quote]Meaningless anyway as there is no such thing as a zero carbon home Bobevans
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8:12pm Tue 27 May 14

Limestonecowboy says...

This means the construction of zero carbon homes cannot be achieved.
This means the construction of zero carbon homes cannot be achieved. Limestonecowboy
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