Building Standards Compared

This paper was commissioned by the Good Homes Alliance and Woodknowledge Wales to understand the outcomes and consequences between low energy building standards for new homes, when comparing them to a net zero (operational) outcome target in 2020 through to 2050.

The paper seeks to illustrate clearly how the choice of selecting a building standard affects the amount of renewable energy generation that is required to comply with a net zero operational outcome. The report does not take into account embodied energy/carbon. All energy and carbon modelling is illustrative but based upon real archetypes.

Author: Commissioned by the Good Homes Alliance and Woodknowledge Wales. Authored by John Palmer, Passivhaus Trust

Publication date: V1.2, October 2020 (V1 originally published in September 2020)