Skip To Content
The Merton Rule required new developments to generate at least 10% of their energy needs from on-site renewable energy equipment, in order to help reduce annual carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions in the built environment. There is confusion over whether the policy can be used currently due to government announcements related to the Housing Standards Review and the recommendations to abolish the Code for Sustainable Homes and the repeal of the Planning and Energy Act 2008. This pamphlet outlines the current situation.

About this dataset

Last Update
Created 6 months ago, updated 4 months ago
Brief Description The Merton Rule required new developments to generate at least 10% of their energy needs from on-site renewable energy equipment, in order to help reduce annual carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions in the built environment. There is confusion over whether the policy can be used currently due to government announcements related to the Housing Standards Review and the recommendations to abolish the Code for Sustainable Homes and the repeal of the Planning and Energy Act 2008.
RIBA Stage 0 - Strategic Definition
Plan of Work Card What do I need to know before using the Plan of work
Knowledge Type Knowledge