The Code for Sustainable Homes - Case Studies

Published by Communities and Local Governments (CLG)

The Code for Sustainable Homes (the Code) was introduced in England in April 2007 as a voluntary national standard to improve the overall sustainability of new homes by setting a single framework within which the home building industry can design and construct homes to higher environmental standards. Where it is used the Code also gives new homebuyers information about the environmental impact of their new home and its potential running costs.

The case studies below cover a range of social and private housing, using a variety of different build systems or materials, and that achieved a range of Code standards. The case studies also include key learning points that should help those who decide to build to Code standards.