The code for sustainable homes

In case anyone didn’t know, the Code For Sustainable Homes is a government led ratings system to identify how well a building performs in terms of sustainability. Sustainability being a loosely used word to describe how ‘good’ the home is. As a home builder, you get different points for implementing different features, with everything from water run off to the size of your recycling bin covered.

Interesting highlights are getting 4.9 points (which is a lot) for ‘major improvements’ to the local ecology. This will sit well with permaculturists and urban idealists like Zhao Benfu who’d like to see more wilderness, food, and greenery being grown in our cities.

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