More back pedalling on energy efficiency need to have plenty of demand for those new nuclear power stations perhaps "The Housing Corporation and English Partnerships, the agencies responsible for social housing and regeneration, are currently committed to the Building Research Establishment's EcoHomes "very good" standard and thus have to go well beyond the minimum building regulations. No more. Under the new draft code, their houses will now have to meet only the minimum legal standards of energy efficiency. Under the EcoHomes standard, homes have to be sited near public transport and there have to be assessments of the ecological value of development sites, factors not covered by the draft code.


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