The government has released amendments to Part L efficiency provisions on houses and businesses to lower energy bills and deliver “savings of £16m per year to business” and a 6.4 million tonnes drop in carbon dioxide, reports Utility Week.
Parliamentary under secretary of state Baroness Hanham said that the changes would “take an important and technically meaningful step towards zero carbon homes”.
Carbon-dioxide targets for new “non-domestic” buildings have now been set to deliver a 9 per cent improvement on 2010 standards.
The amendments are not due to be introduced until 6 April 2014 in a move the government claimed was to give the industry “enough time to prepare”. The introduction of the changes were originally scheduled for October 2013.