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Zero Carbon Hub secures funding

The Government backed Zero Carbon Hub, which oversees the responsibility for delivering homes to zero carbon standards by 2016, has secured funding for the next financial year to March 2012.

Speaking at the Hub’s Inaugural Annual Conference, Chairman Paul King, says: “The Zero Carbon Hub has more than proved its value to the many stakeholders across industry, government and the third sector that are committed to the practical delivery of zero carbon homes from 2016”

“It has consistently demonstrated the power of collaborative working, helping to build an impressive and progressive consensus around the level of energy efficiency, and on-site Carbon Compliance. It is a testament to this success that the Hub has now secured private sector funding until at least March 2012, enabling it to help inform the final definition of Zero Carbon and the means of cost-effective delivery for the house building industry.”

Financial support in the form of grant funding from the Department of Communities and Local Government, was reduced by 20% following the government’s Autumn 2010 spending review and this is due to end in March 2011.

At present, the Hub receives financial and non-financial support from a range of organisations. NHBC seconds staff to the Hub, including Zero Carbon Hub Chief Executive Neil Jefferson, and has provided £750k cash funding and significant support together with research funding from the NHBC Foundation.

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