In our January 2010 edition of Property update, we reported on a consultation by the Department for Communities and Local Government on policy options for zero carbon, new non-domestic buildings. The consultation contained proposals for working towards the ambition that all new non-domestic buildings should be zero carbon from 2019, with the public sector leading the way from 2018.

Almost a year after the consultation closed, the Government has published a summary of responses to the consultation. The consultation response will be of particular interest to those involved in the design, development and funding of new commercial buildings.