- Overall energy standard.
- A focus on the house and living in it for 50 years, rather than on umpteen other short-term things shoehorned in because they are fashionable or can be seen while it is being built.
Think I'm inclined to drive it from Building Regs, and it suggests a focus on boring things that work:
- High quality fabric.
- Lots more solar panels.
Less provision for cars (said the utility cyclist), but for for 'ZEV's?
Two gimmicks I would like the aim of is:
- if the developer was liable for a significant minority of energy bills for the first decade
- stamp duty rated to energy efficiency.
The first of these could actually be a marketing thing, like free insurance for cars.
Can we outlaw Greenpeace?
What would the benefit be if we actually started replacing our aged housing stock?
Edited by ferdinand, 12 July 2015 - 06:40 PM.