Thank you for taking part in the Oxfordshire Zero Carbon Homes initiative survey . The aim of this project is to bring together the house-building sector in Oxfordshire to discuss how best to ensure that all new homes are built to Zero Carbon standards.

All data will be treated confidentially. If we wish to use any specific response we will seek your permission in advance. If you feel that you are not the right person to respond on behalf of your organisation, please be kind enough to refer this questionnaire on to the appropriate person, and to let Oxford Friends of the Earth know to whom it should be re-addressed to. 

The definition of zero carbon we are using (as a minimum standard) is the UK Green Buildings Council framework definition as set out in April 2019.
For more details follow this link - https://www.ukgbc.org/ukgbc-work/net-zero-carbon-buildings-a-framework-definition/
If you need any clarifications please email homes@oxfoe.co.uk

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* 1. Name of Organisation/Company

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* 2. Your contact info:

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* 3. Do you have a definition of a Zero Carbon Home? If so, how does the definition of a zero carbon home that  we use compare with your own? We are using the UK Green Buildings Council definition (see introduction) which includes net zero emissions from both construction and operation.

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* 4. As an organisation what are you currently doing to enable the delivering of Zero Carbon Homes?

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* 5. Over the next 5 years what proportion of your projects do you expect to involve zero carbon homes? Choose one value.

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* 6. Over the next 10 years what proportion of your projects do you expect to involve zero carbon homes? Choose one value.

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* 7. What knowledge do you have of the cost of Zero Carbon Homes, compared to traditional new-build costs?

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* 8. What do you consider to be the key challenges with moving towards the building of zero carbon homes as standard? Choose one of the severity values in the range from Minor to Show Stopper.

  Minor Significant Major Show Stopper
Lack of knowledge in the housing market
Affordability: e.g. cost of building to agreed standards, misconceptions about and lack of evidence on actual costs of ZCH compared with traditional housing
Design: Including aesthetics and reluctance to deviate from traditional designs
Technology:Insulation, ventilation, heat recovery, solar PV. etc.
Building Regulations & Future Homes Standard, set too low and unambitious
Political Will
The Planning System
Legislation, incl. agreed definition of Zero Carbon
Incentives: Including subsidies, tax exemptions, other financial incentives, etc.
The skills gap (education, training, apprenticeships)
Cultural barriers, e.g. lack of innovation in supply chain
Off-site prefabrication standards
On-site construction standards
Post-occupancy monitoring (including user behaviour)
Other (Please specify below)

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* 9. What needs to be done to ensure that these challenges are overcome and who needs to do it? Please comment on any/all of these that you see as priorities or that you are most engaged with.

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* 10. What do you expect to be the main co-benefits of building zero carbon homes?  e.g. cleaner air health benefits, lower fuel bills, etc.

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* 11. Concerning you and your organisation:
Where on the path to adopting zero carbon standards do you consider your organisation to be?

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* 12. Would you be interested in working with us to develop a strategy for ensuring that all new homes built across Oxfordshire meet the zero carbon home standard? Tick any of the ways in which you could help.

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* 13. We are planning to convene a series of  stakeholder workshops in early 2021 (probably via Zoom).  Would you be interested in participating in one or more workshops? If so, select those topics which are relevant to you.

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* 14. How would you like to receive additional information about participating in this Oxfordshire Zero Carbon Homes Initiative?

Thank you for taking part in the survey!

If you know any other stakeholders who would be interested, could you ask them to fill in the questionnaire? Please help spread the word if you can.
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