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.

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.

Net-Zero targets for Wales