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Cost efficiency guide

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This guide, released by the Zero Carbon Hub, is a step-by-step guide for small and medium-sized enterprises (SME) housebuilders on building energy efficient homes cost effectively. It begins with highlighting high areas of cost risk when building a low energy home and focuses specifically on photovoltaics (PV) and solar thermal, wall insulation, heating, airtightness and ventilation, thermal bridges and orientation.


The document goes on to summarise the recommended actions across six stages of the house building process: plan, design concept, design detail, design specification, build, and handover.


Following the summary, further information is provided on each stage with 'keys to success' and 'pitfalls to avoid'.


The full document is freely accessible at the link provided below.