London Plan: Zero Carbon Targets
From 1 October 2016, all major new-build residential developments in London are required to achieve a ‘Zero Carbon’ standard, followed by non-residential in 2019. Between 1 October and the introduction of the Zero Carbon targets, major non-residential projects are still required to achieve a 35% reduction in CO2 emissions.
The gap between the 35% improvement target and 100% will be bridged by a cash in-lieu contribution to the relevant borough, to be ring fenced to secure carbon dioxide savings elsewhere. Carbon dioxide emission reduction targets are set as minimum improvements over the Target Emission Rate (TER), outlined in the Building Regulations.