Bioregional has collaborated with other built environment leaders to write an open letter to Michael Gove, calling for improvements to the proposed Future Homes Standard (FHS) to help the UK meet its legally binding net-zero targets and lower household energy bills.

Led by Bioregional and Good Homes Alliance, alongside LETI and UK Green Building Council, our open letter sets out where we believe the standard falls short, and what should be done to improve it.

Omitting PV and lowering building fabric standards will lead to an additional £600-£700 per year on energy bills for residents of new homes

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Following on from our reaction piece to the FHS/Written Ministerial Statement announcements and our recent guest blog for Architects' Journal, the open letter is a direct call for industry peers to “express our concerns, share our insights, and advocate for positive change”.

Please join us and support the growing campaign by:

  1. Signing the open letter by Thursday 29 February
  2. Submitting your response to the consultation with robust evidence by Wednesday 6 March

Policies to measure and limit embodied carbon and apply circular economy approaches are urgent and should be included in FHS

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There are two upcoming webinars on the Future Homes Standard that may be useful in shaping your response:

Higher standards will not limit housing supply

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The open letter is published in full on the Good Homes Alliance website here.

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