High-quality zero carbon ready homes using sustainable building methods are among the goals of an industry-wide delivery plan for the next 30 years.
Housebuilders, suppliers, regulators, environmental groups and planners as part of the Future Homes task force have produced a roadmap for being net-zero by 2050.
Home Builders Federation, HBF, executive chairman Stewart Baseley said: “Today’s major environmental challenges will be with us for the future and cannot be ignored. It’s imperative we show leadership and commitment to play our part in tackling them.”
Immediate goals include creating low carbon, nature rich, resilient healthy, well-designed and beautiful homes by 2025. Construction methods that are on the way to being net-zero and sustainable by 2025 and 2030 and a halving of carbon used in business operations by 2030 also feature.
Housing minister Robert Jenrick said: “It is right that the industry is stepping up to play a leadership role here: delivery and innovation to meet the challenges requires common purpose and partnerships that are being formed.”