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Greener Buildings

Parts of the Building Regulations, including the Code for Sustainable Homes and the EPC for Construction, aim to help reduce carbon emissions and protect the environment.  

Code for Sustainable Homes

The Code is the national standard for the sustainable design and construction of new homes. The Code aims to reduce our carbon emissions and create homes that are more sustainable.

Energy Performance Certificate

The Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) is broadly similar to the labels now provided with domestic appliances such as refrigerators and washing machines.