The MCS Foundation

Future homes need standards 

The Government is planning to introduce new building standards for new homes built from 2025. The MCS Foundation is asking that these new standards require a meaningful deployment of solar panels on the roof of all new homes, and include electric vehicle charging points and heat pumps as the default. By mandating for smart homes, we would be ensuring homes have lower energy bills and are able to contribute energy back to the grid. 

We have prepared a response to the currently open consultation on the proposals, and call for solar panels, battery storage and heat pumps to be mandated for all new builds from 2025.

We are encouraging as many people as possible to respond to the consultation to ensure new homes are built fit for the future. Please take a moment to enter your details below which will take you to a written submission allowing you to have your say.