Strategies & Consultations

I’m blogging this so I can easily find the information again (what blogs were originally for). It’s one of those key bits of data I always seem to spend hours looking for. And now it might change anyway. Ofgem currently defines typical annual domestic consumption as 20,500 kWh for gas and 3,300 kWh for standard […]

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On 27 April I attended the Sponge consultation event at RICS for the Consultation response to “Making better use of Energy Performance Certificates and data“. The consultation is open until 25 May, so you still have time to submit responses. I won’t go over the consultation contents or comments as I think Brian Scannell at […]

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Ever since I discovered the DCLG forums, I’ve been waiting for this: The Government has recognised that there are some issues with the existing system of Building Regulation, including concerns about compliance and enforcement. In particular, the Government is interested in reviewing the effectiveness of its guidance, concerns about industry’s ability to find the right […]

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I was mooching around the CIBSE discussion forums today, lamenting why they weren’t active and what could be done about it. There’s a few problems with the forum: There is a members only discussion forum, locked away behind your membership number and a password – not information I could readily remember. The general discussion forum […]

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  From DEFRA : Consultation on new regulations on ecodesign requirements for energy-using products This consultation relates to draft new regulations which will implement in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland a European Directive (2005/32/EC) establishing a framework for the setting of ecodesign requirements for energy-using products. We are seeking the views of all interested […]

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photo via Flickr The ODA are proposing the following as the principles contractors will have to follow when delivering London 2012: Energy – maximise the opportunities for carbon efficiency whilst reducing the carbon footprint of the Olympic and Legacy development wherever possible. Waste – maximise opportunities to design out waste and provide new waste infrastructure, […]

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