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Code for Sustainable Homes

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Launched in December 2006 by the Department for Communities and Local Government, the Code for Sustainable Homes is a single national standard to be used in the design and construction for new build homes in England. The aim is to drive a “step-change” in sustainable building design and construction. The Code has an award rating of levels 1-6, level 1 being the equivalent to Ecohomes PASS level and level 6 being a zero carbon emissions home. These levels are achieved by running an assessment borne of nine key categories:

  1. Energy and Co2
  2. Water
  3. Materials
  4. Surface water run-off
  5. Waste
  6. Pollution
  7. Health and well being
  8. Management
  9. Ecology

Under the top five categories there are minimum mandatory levels that need to be achieved and the remaining categories are chosen depending on the design and developer preferences. In order to achieve the required level of the Code for Sustainable Homes an assessment must be carried out by a qualified assessor, which AA Energy Consultants can provide.

To make an enquiry about AA Energy Consultants, Code for Sustainable Homes service, fill out an online Web Form, or contact the Operations team on +44(0)1277 314444.
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The Code for Sustainable Homes which is mandatory for all new dwellings constructed from April 2009, is a key driver in meeting the Governments sustainability agenda.

It is important to engage an assessor as soon as a project design begins in order to achieve the code level required in the most economical and efficient way possible. AA Energy Consultants can offer that bit more as a number of our assessors have come into the code assessments with a developer back ground and therefore know and understand both the economic and time pressures developers’ face under competitive market conditions.

Our Tool Box Talks offer you the opportunity to enhance your knowledge and understanding of Code for Sustainable Homes regulations and procedures. Follow this link for a breakdown of what is covered in the presentation.

To make an enquiry about AA Energy Consultants, Code for Sustainable Homes service, fill out an online Web Form, or contact the Operations team on +44(0)1277 314444.