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What is a Zero Carbon Home?

The Code for Sustainable Homes developed a sustainability rating system with code levels being used to communicate the overall sustainability performance of a home. A home can achieve a sustainability code rating from 1 to 6 depending on the extent to which it has achieved the Code level standards.

Though above current building regulations, Code level 1 is the entry level on the sustainability system and Code level 6 is the highest level; this is a Zero Carbon Home and reflects an exemplar development in sustainability terms.

Nine categories are included and measured under the Code to determine a home’s code level rating. These are:

  • Energy/CO2
  • Water
  • Materials
  • Surface water run-off
  • Waste
  • Pollution
  • Health and well-being
  • Management
  • Ecology

For a more detailed understanding of the Code Rating System click here

Zero Carbon and 2016

By law and by 2016 every new home built must be designed and constructed to achieve Code level 6 or the Zero Carbon Home rating.

Aston Homes Vision

Our vision is to create desirable homes that minimise our use of natural resources and maximise our self-sufficiency, so we are already ahead of the Zero Carbon Home process. The result?
You save energy and money while reducing your impact on the environment.