New buildings will be a big part of Royal Greenwich. New development and infrastructure that supports it must have low emissions and support carbon neutral ambitions.Our ambitions
When new homes are built, developers have to reduce the operational carbon emissions on site. The starting point is an imaginary building that complies with current Building Regulations (Part L) , and in Royal Greenwich, new homes should deliver a 100% reduction in emissions from that baseline. They can offset their emissions if they don’t achieve 100% – currently they have to pay £95 per tonne of CO2.What is a zero-carbon heat network?
A heat network – sometimes called district heating – is a distribution system of insulated pipes that takes heat from a central source and delivers it to a number of domestic or non-domestic buildings. They are one of the most cost-effective ways of reducing carbon emissions from heating and cut heating bills for customers.This is the start of an on-going engagement
The Council can’t do this alone. It is essential that residents, businesses and organisations take shared ownership of this plan to jointly make the changes that will be required over the next ten years.
We need you to help shape this Plan. By having your say you can help to build a coalition of individuals and organisations, to work together to set us on the path to becoming carbon neutral.
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