Housing: Construction:Written question - 21874

(Camberwell and Peckham)

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Asked on: 27 February 2020
Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government
Housing: Construction
To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, if he will include carbon emissions related to the manufacture, transport and construction of building materials used in building houses in the calculations on emissions for the Future Homes Standard.
Answered by: Christopher Pincher
Answered on: 03 March 2020

To consider embodied carbon at a building-level would require a standardised method of calculation supported by a robust evidence base and underpinned by widely adopted product standards. There is currently no widely agreed standardised method for certifying the embodied carbon of building products, so it was not included the Future Homes Standard consultation.

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