Code For Sustainable Homes
The Code for Sustainable Homes (CSH) is an environmental standard, required for all new
affordable homes, and by many planning authorities. The Code sets out a star rating from
1 to 6, where 3 in energy terms is equivalent to current Part L of the Building Regulations
and 6 is zero carbon including cooking and appliances.
As reigest assessors we can provide strategies and full certification.
The Code for sustainable homes assesses nine major areas of a development:
- Energy and CO2
- Surface Water Run-off
- Health and Well-being
The CSH uses a rating system of one to six stars. Dwellings are assessed and rated individually in two stages and a post-construction review must be carried out prior to final CSH certification.
Minimum mandatory standards must also be met for carbon dioxide emissions, water, materials, waste and surface water run-off before even the lowest level of the CSH can be achieved. For carbon dioxide emissions and water, these minimum standards rise with each level. Otherwise, the method of achieving the total score by accumulating credits is flexible.
We also provide services for certifications of building under following green building rating systems:
- EnerPHit – PassivHaus for refebishments
- Carbon lite – AECB
- EcoHomes, for referbishments
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