Part L

LCC, SBEM, Part L and IES

by mel starrs on April 24, 2007

in Part L

I’m not at CIBSE conference – instead I am polishing the final draft of the MBA dissertation in anticipation of my upcoming career break (I finished paid employment on Friday) as I depart for distant shores next Monday. But if I was at CIBSE, I would be quizzing folks on the following press release : […]

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More on EPC’s for houses

by mel starrs on April 19, 2007

in Part L

The Government wants go further to make it easier for homebuyers to access grants for energy efficiency measures, linking them to new EPCs. Grants look to be worth about £100 – £300 for homes rated E, F or G. Current estimates for the cost of an EPC are £85 (which the seller, rather than the […]

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Getting ready for EPC’s

by mel starrs on April 18, 2007

in Part L

The always excellent TheyWorkForYou has alerted me to these factoids: Q: how much has been allocated to the Energy Performance Certificates scheme for (a) start-up costs and (b) 2007-08? A:The Department has allocated some £1.96 million to start-up costs for the Energy Performance Certificates scheme. This money is required to put into place the necessary […]

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EPC and HIPs – market forces?

by mel starrs on March 23, 2007

in Part L

Yvette Cooper estimates we need between 2,500 and 4,500 qualified assessors. She sets out how much setting up HIPs has cost here (£11.7m total). Let’s remind ourselves why HIPs and EPC exist: The Housing Act 2004 requires that a mandatory Home Information Pack (HIP) is put together on every home that comes to the market […]

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Additional guidance has been published on the NCM FAQ’s page regarding how to deal with shared spaces within blocks of flats using iSBEM: Each flat is a separate dwelling and must be assessed using SAP (the relevant guidance is in ADL1A). However, the common areas in the flats are not classified as dwellings. As stated in ADL1A paragraph […]

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I was contacted by Rokia recently, who is looking for help on the following research project.   My MBA experience has made me sympathetic to the need for meaningful survey responses when researching, so if you have a few minutes, please help out and fill in the survey. I have taken the survey myself and it’s […]

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Found via: Buildingtalk Corus have launched The Part L – SBEM (Simplified Building Energy Model) Advice Service as part of their ongoing commitment to added value services for the construction industry. The service will be available to specifiers only through the Colorcoat Connection helpline: +44 (0) 1244 892434The service will focus on the roof and […]

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From the website 4 October: An updated release of the Part L calculation software SBEM has today been made available for designers wishing to demonstrate compliance for buildings other than dwellings. The development team at BRE has been responding to feedback from the market on the previous release in May and has incorporated a number of […]

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Part L1A & L1B – changes to application

by Mel Starrs on October 3, 2006

in Part L

Announced today on the BRE website: Large dwellings over 450 m2 The limitation of SAP to dwellings of floor area not exceeding 450 m2 has been removed and SAP, rather than SBEM, should be used for Part L compliance for such dwellings. Is this the beginning of the end for SBEM? Or might this be […]

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If, like me, you have been tearing your hair out, trying to get your head around Part L since long before April this year, this book may help alleviate some of those stresses. Available from RIBA and NBS, the Guide costs £25. The RIBA blurb is below: Guide to Part L is a thoroughly researched, […]

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