In response to the current Future Building Standards, The Good Homes Alliance has joined a coalition of built environment and climate action organisations in writing a letter to the Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Housing Communities and Local Government (MHCLG).
The letter has been signed by 21 organisations from across the sectors, including the ASBP, the RIBA and Greenpeace. The aim is to highlight significant shortcomings of the proposed new energy and ventilation standards for non-domestic buildings and existing homes in England.
Failings include no intention to regulate the total energy consumption of buildings; set targets for actual energy performance, or embodied carbon. Alongside more ambitious new standards, signatories also call for a National Retrofit Strategy.
The letter has been signed by the following organisations:
- Active Building Centre
- Architects Climate Action Network (ACAN)
- Architects Declare
- Association for Environment Conscious Building (AECB)
- Building Performance Network (BPN)
- Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB)
- Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE)
- Energy Saving Trust
- London Energy Transformation Initiative (LETI)
- Friends of the Earth
- Good Homes Alliance
- MCS Foundation
- National Energy Foundation (NEF)
- New London Architecture (NLA)
- Passivhaus Trust
- Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA)
- Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI)
- The Alliance for Sustainable Building Products (ASBP)
- UK Green Building Council (UKGBC)
It follows the official Future Building Standards consultation, which closed on the 13th of April.