Wales wants builders to cut emissions by a third
by Alan Harten
May 8, 2009
A standard for sustainability has been officially announced by the Welsh Assembly to help rectify carbon emissions within the country.
According to the Welsh Assembly 40% of carbon emissions are produced due to the way current building construction is handled, spurring them to call for a standard to be set throughout Wales.
The move requires builders to address carbon emissions and reduce them approximately 31% from the current standard, by using only sustainable materials for building and reducing the overall use of water.
The Government is leaning on local authorities to enforce the new plan and for developers to adhere to the standards of sustainability voluntarily.
The goal for Wales is to reduce CO2 emissions 3% each year from 2011 onwards eventually working towards a zero carbon rating by the same deadline.
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