Zero Carbon Homes (1)

MQT on 2016-11-16
Session date: 
November 16, 2016
Question By: 
Leonie Cooper
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


The GLA's recent statement to the Architects' Journal on the 1 October Zero Carbon Homes planning policy stated: "'Zero carbon' is achieved using a combination of three factors: fabric, on-site measures and off-site measures (which could including the offset payment to the local authority)". What other off-site measures - apart from the offset payment - could be utilised by developers to achieve the zero carbon target?


Answer for Zero Carbon Homes (1)

Answer for Zero Carbon Homes (1)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

As an addition, or potentially alternative, to making an offset payment into a borough's carbon offsetting fund, developers can install a carbon saving project off-site in agreement with the relevant local planning authority. Measures could include directly funding or installing community energy and retrofitting projects, e.g. installing PV on a nearby school or other public building. Social housing providers have also expressed interest in retro-fitting their existing stock in the same borough as the new development proposal.