The Code for Sustainable Homes has been revised to align itself to the changes in Approved Document L: 2010. There are a range of other variations to do with waste management, Lifetime Homes and water economy, but predominantly, the key changes relate to Energy and Carbon Reductions. This programme explains the main differences in the revised Code for Sustainable Homes and looks at where the Code is headed in the future.
About the contributor
Mel Starrs is an Associate at PRP Architects where she is a specialist in sustainability and green buildings. She is also a Blogger/ Twitterer on all manner of technical issues.
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