What is the thinking regarding ‘small sites’ exemption to zero carbon?

houses In the Queens speech earlier this year, the government announced an exemption to their 2016 zero carbon requirements for small developments of new homes, with a consultation to come later on what this exemption would involve. That consultation has now Read the rest
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New Build Dwellings, once they are built: The EPC

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All new dwellings must have an assessment of energy performance (SAP), environmental impact (EI) and building regulations compliance undertaken at the design stage of the build, prior to works commencement. Once the dwelling is built, that assessment is revisited, with Read the rest

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Scottish Building Standards 2015 – Overview of the Non-Domestic requirements

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Following the Scottish government’s release of the 2015 building standards 12 months ahead of their implementation (October 2015), this blog post considers the changes to new build non-domestic requirements and touches on extensions and retrofit for non-domestic too…

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Scottish Building Standards 2015 – Overview of Domestic Retrofits and Extensions

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The Scottish government released the 2015 building standards earlier this week, ahead of their implementation (from October 2015). This allows industry plenty of time to get to grips with the requirements. This blog post considers the changes to domestic retrofit Read the rest

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Scottish Building Standards 2015 – Overview of the Domestic New Build requirements

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The Scottish government have released the 2015 building standards 12 months ahead of their implementation (October 2015) in order to allow the house building industry plenty of time to get to grips with the new requirements; this blog post considers Read the rest

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Planning Permission – the pitfalls and paperwork

Building PLanning This guest blog from Jon Ponting, Senior Energy Assessor, at Energist aims to clear up some of the terminology, steps and processes that you need to consider when planning a new development.

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Housing Standards: The cost of the Code and future targets

Futuristic cityscape What are the future housing standards targets and what has happened to the Code for Sustainable Homes? This blog post discovers what’s been going on…

DECC have released for comment new draft technical housing standards following on from their 2013 … Read the rest

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How ductwork can help you achieve the Target Emission Rate (TER)

Chester Balmore low res Ductwork can have a significant impact on whether a building achieves its TER due to the energy required to run the ductwork system and the various aspects that can affect this. This post explores why….

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Scottish Building Standards 2015 – what can be gleaned from the consultation response?

Scottish boy with the flag of Scotland What do we know following the Scottish Government response to their January 2013 consultation on “Low Carbon Buildings – A review of energy standards and guidance within Scottish building standards” which references Section 6 Energy and closed on 15 April Read the rest
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How to comply with the heat transfer requirements of insulated ductwork

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In this blog you’ll learn about the standards prescribed for insulating ductwork, which is installed into new and existing non-domestic buildings.

The ductwork system efficiency claimed should be based on the appropriate method of calculation, as detailed in the 2013 … Read the rest

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