Modern building standards are set to leave a legacy of high bills and potential poor health according to a new report from the University of East Anglia.
Delivering a low-energy building, the final major report from Build with CaRe, reveals that energy bills for new homes are likely to be higher than anticipated and that occupant health may suffer from poor indoor air quality. It shows that today's quality standards for construction could leave us unable to meet climate change targets, and makes recommendations for radical changes in construction practice.
"Building as we do today could create a disastrous legacy spanning many decades" says Bruce Tofield of University of East Anglia, writer of the report.
"The good news is that both housing crises can be solved with great benefit both to individuals and to the economy. We need to build new homes - but we also need to do it right."
Delivering Low-Energy Building - Click to download the report.