With Housing Associations leading the charge on sustainable building, Sandy Patience, architect and editor of GreenSpec, argues there should now be more focus on the embodied energy of building materials.
Following the Budget on 8th July, the Government made the controversial announcement to scrap its 2016 zero carbon homes target. The question is: was the government right to axe zero carbon legislation?
The Government rightly took the decision to simplify the planning process. However, following the introduction of the National Planning Policy Framework, has the building industry done enough to support planners?