There has been considerable debate within the construction industry about the real possibilities of coming up with the 'zero carbon' house:
Zero carbon homes | Magazine News | Building
Industry split over zero carbon homes deadline - Construction Manager - News
As part of his budget last week, the Chancellor decided to scale back building regulations - but the industry does not seem too happy:
Government scraps zero carbon homes plans - Builders' Merchants News
Uproar as Government planning proposals scrap 2016 commitments on zero carbon homes | Builder & Engineer
Zero carbon policies for new homes scrapped, causing concern over energy efficiency future - HVP Magazine - Heating, Ventilating & Plumbing
Government scraps zero-carbon homes amid industry uproar | News | Architects Journal
It now seems that the 'impossible' is now 'possible'...
The design and construction of a zero-carbon house has caused quite some excitement:
Designers Create The 'impossible' Zero-Carbon House | ebuild.co.uk
This “impossible” house generates more energy than it uses | Alphr
Cheap Zero-Carbon House Built by British Designers - The Green Optimistic
This is the BBC's coverage:
A look round the 'impossible' zero-carbon house - BBC News
Here's a little more detail:
Designers create the 'impossible' zero-carbon house - BBC News
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