In the continued drive to achieve net zero by 2050, the Glass and Glazing Federation (GGF) has facilitated a meeting with its members and representatives from the Department of Levelling Up Housing and Communities (DLUHC) to discuss the Future Homes Standard.
Kevin Jones, Senior Technical Officer at the GGF explains: “The Future Homes Standard is a set of requirements that will complement Building Regulations to ensure new homes built from 2025 will producesignificantly less carbon emissions than homes delivered under current regulations. The plan is to use low carbon heating and world-leading levels of energy efficiency to achieve the ambitious targets.
“The recent amendments to Parts F, L, and the introduction of Part O, that had to be implemented by 15th June 2022, were the first stage of this project, but there is more to come. This recent meeting was set up to deliberate a roadmap for energy efficient windows and doors both now and in the future. GGF members provided real data for the meeting which enabled two-way discussions to take place ahead of the consultation that is expected to launch in the spring of next year. The initial modelling from Government will start later this year and further meetings will likely take place to discuss the important part glazing will play in the whole house approach.”
Chris Beedel, Head of Government Advocacy adds: “This was a crucial meeting with DLUHC to ensure that the glazing industry is part of discussions about the potential opportunities that lie ahead, as well as the transitions that would be required to deliver change.”
Kevin concludes: “There is nothing more frustrating than new legislation being implemented that isn’t in the best interests of the market. Unfortunately, this happens all too often when industry and government don’t work together. The GGF is determined to ensure the glazing industry has a voice through genuinely collaborative meetings such as this.”