Homes of the future

September’s NHBC Foundation report The Future for Home Heating - life without fossil fuels explores the implications of designing and building low-energy homes, in particular, what life without the gas boiler is going to look like. This is in line with Future Homes Standard and its assertion that we should reduce the domestic reliance on fossil fuels. The guide explains the key technical issues and considers alternative heating solutions; our need for hot water; and the requirement for new homes to be energy efficient. It examines the potential role of heat pumps, solar heating and photovoltaic systems and the place of energy storage. It represents a huge change both for housebuilders and homeowners who will need to adapt their behaviours. 

Read the guide in full at nhbcfoundation.org/publication/the-future-for-home-heating-life-without-fossil-fuels/

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