Housing and Policies in the United Kingdom

Young Ki Kim, Hasim Altan

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This chapter provides a brief history of the UK housing sector and the developments in terms of heating and cooling demand, and energy efficiency related policies introduced by the government to improve indoor environmental quality, especially the occupants’ thermal comfort. It presents the existing policies for new homes, existing homes and homes affected by fuel poverty. It discusses the building standards including the Building Regulations Part L and the Home Rating Systems, e.g., Energy Saving Trust (EST) Good/Best/Advanced practices, Code for Sustainable Homes (CfSH), Association for Environment Conscious Building (AECB), and Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs). It also reviews the direction of UK building standards for the future to fulfil the government’s various targets.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTransgressive Design Strategies for Utopian Cities
Subtitle of host publicationTheories, Methodologies and Cases in Architecture and Urbanism
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Number of pages28
ISBN (Electronic)9781000854749
ISBN (Print)9781032152158
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2023

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Engineering
  • General Arts and Humanities


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