• Check how effective your policies are in practice, and learn from experience
  • Require developers to set in-use targets, and monitor, publish in-use performance outcomes in practice
  • Require overheating assessments and indoor air quality targets as well as specific targets associated with energy and carbon
  • Don’t specify certain technologies
  • Understand the skills required to undertake a particular development, and identify ways in which skills shortages can be met
  • Require developers to implement a quality regime that ensures that targets are not lost across the development process
  • Don’t overly rely on green labelling schemes which place an emphasis on design measures
  • Encourage the development team to appoint an energy, carbon, indoor air quality, and overheating risk champion
  • Where new technologies, techniques, processes are being implemented, understand that innovation often requires more attention to avoid poor performance
  • Understand that there is no panacea