Sustainability Consultants: Code for Sustainable Homes
Our sustainability consultancy team can help with all aspects of The Code for Sustainable Homes (CfSH). It was introduced in England in April 2007 following extensive consultation with environmental groups and the home building and wider construction industries. The CfSH is a voluntary standard designed to improve the overall sustainability of new homes. It does this by setting a single framework within which the home building industry can design and construct homes to higher environmental standards. The CfSH offers a tool for developers to differentiate themselves within the market. Where it is used, the CfSH also gives new home-buyers better information about the environmental impact of their new home and its potential running costs.
CfSH with Energy Performance Certificates
The CfSH complements the system of Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) for new homes. EPCs were introduced in April 2008 under the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD). Our energy and sustainability consultancy team often work together to complete CfSH assessments along with the Standard Assessment Procedure (SAP) calculations for EPC.
Following the CfSH is the introduction of the Home Quality Mark
Though Code has been discontinued, many projects in the UK still have CfSH specified as part of their planning requirement. Following in the footsteps of CfSH, the Building Research Establishment (BRE) have introduced the Home Quality Mark (HQM). The Home Quality Mark is an optional scheme which homeowners and builders can use to demonstrate their building achieves above and beyond the quality and sustainability performance of the standard Building Regulations. Our sustainability consultants are fully qualified HQM assessors.
Please call us on 01585 544250 or contact us via the link below to discuss your project.