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About Homes for the Future

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The group provides:

  • Biannual Industry events held in person and online to inform knowledge and understanding of current issues the committee see emerging in the market
  • Recommendations and proposals to CIBSE for future technical publications and steering group participation on these publications
  • A consolidated response from the group to key government consultations and emerging legislation
  • A technical sounding board to CIBSE on topics related to housing

We regularly review our main areas of interest and focus at our quarterly committee meetings. Currently these include:

  • Low carbon energy strategies and services for new and refurbished homes, and their integration with overall fabric and design
  • Energy efficiency and affordability of our homes
  • Simplicity and maintainability of the fabric and the systems serving new and existing low energy homes
  • Decarbonisation of heat and power, the availability and capacity of low carbon electricity and the electrification of heat
  • Heat Network Zoning: the implications for urban housing
  • Planning for net zero
  • Delivering homes that help people to thrive
  • Time of use and effective intelligent control to drive lowest cost, lowest carbon outcomes
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