Towards Nearly Zero Energy (non domestic) Buildings

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Non Domestic building standards are generally considered to be difficult to develop and address. The diversity and breadth of possible building types can be vast and as a result of this complexity, new standards get less attention and consideration compared Read the rest

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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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BIM for the Baffled: Part 3 – BIM and the Government

BIM - building model So far in our blog series about Building Information Modelling, we’ve discussed the basics of what BIM is and looked at why you should be using it. In this post we look at how the Government has been involved in… Read the rest
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What’s achievable on-site? (The Housing Standards Review and the London Plan)

The Housing Standards Review was discussed this week at the Zero Carbon Hub’s ‘Nearer to Zero’ event in London. The main event was the launch of the Hub’s ‘End of Term report’, (which I’ll write about in separate posts), but Read the rest

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Why the government is failing on Allowable Solutions

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UK Government’s current roadmap to zero carbon building is for at least a minimum level of fabric performance, a minimum level of overall carbon compliance on site and then anything remaining, (that falls short of the regulated zero carbon definition), Read the rest

Date: May 9, 2014
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Are standards being scrapped?

Scrapping local authority control. The housing standards review consultation closes on the 22nd October, one of the key proposals  is the scrapping of a local authority’s ability to require more to be done as planning requirements.

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