Futures Standards webinar series: A Pathway to Zero Carbon Ready Buildings

Feb. 8 2021

When the Future Buildings Standard consultation document was published recently, it marked the second stage of a two-part consultation on proposed changes to Building Regulations which are designed to help deliver zero carbon ready buildings in the UK.

The Future Buildings Standard sets out new energy (Part L of the Building Regulations) and ventilation (Part F) standards for non-domestic buildings and existing homes, also including proposals to mitigate against overheating in residential buildings. It builds on the Future Homes Standard launched in October 2019, which focuses on new dwellings.

Together, these new standards set out a pathway to highly efficient buildings which are zero carbon ready, in line with the Government’s target to bring all greenhouse gas emissions to net zero by 2050.

These changes will have a significant impact for the construction sector and we’re supporting the industry with two webinars looking at the detail of each standard. Join Andy Lowe, technical director for Bureau Veritas Building Control, for:

  • Future Buildings Standard: February 24th at 12noon – register your place here
  • Future Homes Standard: March 10th at 11am – register your place here

Andy Lowe said: “The UK has set in law a target to bring all its greenhouse gas emissions to net zero by 2050 – one of the most ambitious targets in the world. Homes (both new and existing) account for 20% of emissions and despite progress reducing emissions from homes, we need to go much further.

“As part of the journey to 2050, the UK has committed to introducing the Future Homes Standard in 2025 and whilst no target date has been set so far, the Future Buildings Standard will be introduced in the coming years too. However, homes being built now will still exist in 2050 and therefore we must ensure that the energy efficiency standards we set for them put us on track to meet the 2050 target.

“In these webinars we will be summarising the detail of the Future Buildings Standard and what it means for the industry, as well as setting out the transitional arrangements for implementation. This is a critical time for the industry as we head towards the new standard and these events are part of our ongoing activity to help support our clients by sharing insights.”

Both webinars are free to join but registration must be confirmed in advance. Click on the links above to secure your place.