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Kevin McCloud: Government should stop dithering over zero carbon homes

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Published by Max Salsbury for 24dash.com in Housing and also in Central Government, Development, Environment

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Kevin McCloud has called on the Government to stop "dithering" over zero carbon homes.

The Grand Designs presenter claims that the delay to clarifying Part L of the Building Regulations is adding further costs onto the industry, which has already adapted and innovated in response to the policy.

Writing on a blog for the UK Green Building Council, Mr McCloud said: “The Department for Communities and Local Government have, it seems, made a pact with the Treasury, promising that they will not, through legislation, burden the construction industry with more costs. What they don't realise is that only one thing adds cost: dithering.

“The result of that powerful and now-looming commitment is that the building supply industry has been revolutionised.

“When government acts bravely and decisively and with a view to the future, the resulting legislation can have a galvanising effect on industry.”

Speaking as director of small housebuilding firm Hab, the TV star added: “I know how important it is to factor costs which will be impacting on projects that we know we will be constructing five years from now.”

The UK Green Building Council’s mission is to improve the sustainability of the built environment by transforming the way it is planned, designed, constructed, maintained and operated.

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