I felt quite sad reading the news about the Zero Carbon Hub closing today.

Having spoken with numerous people in the industry about the government's historic plans to target developers on building such homes by 2016 there would have been real collaboration in the industry.  I recall one fascinating conversation with a senior figure from BRE on how they were harnessing new innovation in the industry.  The drive has also attributed to leaps in building product innovation.  You only have to look at this years exhibitors at the Fit Show to witness who door & window companies are vying for business, reducing carbon.