Carbon Reduction Targets

MQT on 2015-02-23
Session date: 
February 23, 2015
Question By: 
Murad Qureshi
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


From 2016 will you have to in fact reduce the London Plan's carbon and energy requirements to comply the Government's watered down zero carbon target? How will this help achieve your carbon reduction targets?


Answer for Carbon Reduction Targets

Answer for Carbon Reduction Targets

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Current London Plan energy targets go beyond the Code Level 4 requirements, requiring a 40 per cent reduction in carbon dioxide emissions (beyond Part L 2010 of the Building Regulations) compared to a 25 per cent reduction under Code Level 4. Although the total CO2 reductions under Zero Carbon will be greater than current London Plan targets, the minimum on-site requirement is lower, being broadly equivalent to Code Level 4. The use of Allowable Solutions will ensure the additional carbon savings can be achieved offsite.