The Queen’s Speech on 11th May 2021 focused on how the Government will deliver a national recovery from the pandemic that makes the United Kingdom stronger, healthier, and more prosperous than before. Most relevant to the construction industry was the Environment Bill and references made to the Government’s commitment to reduce UK carbon emissions and improve UK biodiversity.
Back in Spring 2019, the Future Homes Standard was announced by the Government with updates to building regulations coming in 2021. The changes aim to ensure that new homes are equipped with low-carbon heating systems and higher levels of energy efficiency. The standard will work alongside Building Regulations and include changes to ventilation and conservation of fuel and power for all new homes.
Carbon Net-Zero by 2050
The UK plans to host the COP26 climate negotiations in November and the comprehensive Net Zero Strategy aims to transition the UK to a net-zero economy by 2050. The Environment Bill will set legally binding targets, restore nature and biodiversity, tackle air pollution, establish an Independent Office for Environmental Protection, cut plastic use and revolutionise recycling.
“We will build back greener, protecting the natural world and supporting the creation of thousands of skilled jobs in clean energy and new industries. As the first major economy to legislate for net-zero by 2050, we will use our presidency of COP26 to galvanise ambitious global action on climate change.”
“My Government will invest in new green industries to create jobs while protecting the environment. The United Kingdom is committed to achieving net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 and will continue to lead the way internationally by hosting the COP26 Summit in Glasgow. Legislation will set binding environmental targets.”
How we build energy-efficient homes
At Pearce Fine Homes our carefully designed and innovative timber-framed house types are already ahead of the curve when it comes to energy efficiency. We are well-versed in the installation of air-source heat pumps, ground-source heat pumps, solar thermal systems, photovoltaic solar panels, and electric car charging points.
Our well-insulated timber frame quality homes are divided into 14 current house types. These bespoke house types are reproduced across different sites, allowing us to improve efficiency with each new project. We have house types for two, three, four, and five-bedroom homes which have proven to be popular with purchases over the years. We have a greater understanding of the requirements needed to build each new property and this means that we keep our waste to an absolute minimum and can iteratively improve our efficiency.
Energy efficiency with Pearce Fine Homes
We design homes that include many energy-efficient features, providing each homeowner with an economically sustainable future. These include:
LED Lighting, energy-efficient and longer-lasting
Shower savers, reducing the requirement for heating
98% efficient gas boilers with weather compensators
With energy efficiency already a key factor in our Sustainability Policy, the experience and knowledge of our team allow us to help reduce home running costs by up to 30%. Whilst cost saving is one benefit of living in an energy-efficient home we strongly believe that sustainable development is the future for a variety of reasons. We are confident that the upcoming changes in the UK will be achievable and we support the commitment to achieving net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 as a country.
“The Pearce Group understands the importance of building sustainable developments for the future. As a family business, our aim is for our legacy to last so local people can continue to benefit from and enjoyable sustainable communities” Ben Pearce, Managing Director.
For more information please read our Sustainability Policy or contact us at email@example.com