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How to achieve net zero carbon homes

Forest of Dean District Council has partnered with Cotswold and West Oxfordshire District Councils to produce a Net Zero Carbon Toolkit. This is a resource funded through the Local Government Association (LGA) Housing Advisers Programme, a programme designed to support councils seeking to innovate in meeting the housing needs of their communities.

Each council has a shared ambition to deliver Net Zero as the standard of all new housing and in the retrofit of existing homes. Achieving the UK’s legally binding target of Net Zero is neither a small task nor is it one that any single person or organisation can achieve alone. It requires everyone to come together, to work collectively, to share in their experiences and to build on their successes along the way. The three district councils have worked collaboratively to produce a Net Zero Carbon Toolkit as a partnership resource. It now provides a practical and easy-to-navigate guide on how to plan a Net Zero housing project.

Leading technical experts from Etude, the Passivhaus Trust, Levitt Bernstein and Elementa Consulting have produced the Toolkit representing the very latest design approach and good practice within the field of Net Zero buildings.