Building on the work of the UKGBC and LETI, the Home-Grown Homes Project have developed a graphical net-zero guide with a set of targets & principles that we believe are achievable within a Welsh context. The guide is aimed at helping developers, designers and manufacturers achieve net-zero whole life carbon. This means tackling upfront carbon, energy demand, use of renewables and embodied carbon in order to reduce the overall emissions associated with any proposed development.

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Later this year we will publish a set of additional supporting guides that run alongside this graphic, describing, for example how to measure and reduce embodied carbon, a zero-carbon design guide using typical Welsh timber frame systems, and a guide to support building performance evaluation to address the energy performance gap.