Code for Sustainable Homes

By: energy council  04/04/2013
Keywords: energy, renewable energy, sustainable homes

Code for Sustainable Homes (CSH) is the national standard for the sustainable design and construction of new homes in the UK. It was developed by the Communities and Local Government (CLG) alongside the Building Research Establishment (BRE). The Code aims to reduce our carbon emissions, create homes that are more sustainable and provide a better living environment to its residents. The Code acts as a vehicle for continuous improvement, greater innovation and exemplary achievement in sustainable home building. It is mandatory for all new homes to be rated against the Code. We have been involved from the beginning, firstly with, EcoHomes and then the advent of Code for Sustainable Homes (CSH) in 2007. We employ in house Code assessors and our existing energy assessment, air leakage and sound testing services along with our experience in this field compliments this service.

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