Green advisor attacks homes rules

Sir Jonathon Porrit is rightly astounded that John Prescott’s home building binge isn’t geared toward low energy accomodation. So much good could be done if they could stop being so short sighted about a slight rise in the initial cost and see the massive savings over the lifetime of a house.

Sir Jonathon said the construction industry had been expecting a “major hike” in the levels of energy efficiency they should be building into new homes.

“As a result, something becomes standard and part of the basic business of building a new house costs all start to come down,” he said.

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