A taskforce featuring some of the UK’s top property experts, including our members Willmott Dixon and Citizen housing, has been launched to help the West Midlands accelerate the construction of low carbon, energy efficient homes. The Zero Carbon Homes Taskforce has been set up by the West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) to support the region’s fight against climate change, making sure all new homes meet tough zero carbon standards from 2025 onwards. The taskforce, which is being chaired by the UK Green Building Council, will provide local and expert insight into how the region plans for a net zero future as it works towards achieving its target of being carbon neutral by 2041. It will also look to clarify a new standard for the West Midlands, which goes above and beyond Building Regulations and keeps the region on track to meet net zero by 2041. The move towards zero carbon homes will play a critical role in the region’s wider plans for a successful economic recovery from Covid-19 – one that makes the West Midlands a greener and healthier place to live and work.
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