UKGBC publishes new guidelines

Social value and housing standards

The UK Green Building Council has recently published two new resources. The first is Social Value in New Development, a guide for developers and local authorities. Social value, says the UKGBC, is about 'maximising public benefit and outcomes that support the public good'.  

The second is a housing standards playbook, designed to help local authorities to increase sustainability in new homes through policy. The core content is a ‘Policy Playbook’ which focuses on energy and carbon, mitigating overheating risk, and the cross-cutting issue of assuring performance. 

Both publications are free to download and can be found here: 

Social value in new development
Housing Standards policy playbook

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