EPBD

Part L 2010 consultation – introduction

by mel starrs on September 7, 2009

in Part L

So after a fun (?) summer of consultations, the final date for submission for the Part L and F consultation will soon be upon us: 17th September. The consultation came out on 18 June, but with a massive 800 odd pages to wade through it has taken most of the summer to digest. This series […]

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Links for August 31st through September 3rd

by Mel Starrs on September 4, 2009

in News

These are my links for August 31st through September 3rd: BBC – Open Secrets: Comparing the energy efficiency of public buildings – In case anyone missed this (over 5000 properties get a G): "until a few days ago, if you wanted to compare all the buildings on the register, you had two somewhat time-consuming and […]

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Del.icio.us.ness

by mel starrs on November 14, 2008

in News

What I’ve been reading about: Nearly all buildings to be covered by Euro energy standards – Building – The EPBD has been ‘recast’ rather than ‘amended’ for the sake of clarity, the EC said. The revised legislation must be transposed by 31 December 2010 and implemented by January 2012.

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These are my links for August 30th through September 1st: Coal verses Nuclear (Jonathon Porritt) – I've not made much comment on George Monbiot's comments on nuclear – mainly because I agree with his qualifications. JP explains here why the green movement are in a kerfuffle about it by explaining: "a communicator as astute and […]

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These are my links for July 10th through July 11th: The Standardised Method of Life Cycle Costing for Construction Procurement – Standardized Method of Life Cycle Costing for Construction Procurement brings together ISO 15686-5 and the BCIS Standard Form of Cost Analysis (SFCA) along with industry recognized occupancy cost codes, and will provide you with:° […]

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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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The general flavour of reaction seems to be to welcome the CSH, but with many calls to address existing housing stock. Friends of the Earth agree that the Code should be mandatory – I think it will be by April 2008. Places for People believe it should apply to all housing.  I would agree in principle, but […]

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It’s been a long time coming (public consultation on the code was between 4 December 2005 and 6 March 2006) and it won’t be enforced until April 2007, but today the Code for Sustainable Homes (pdf, 28 pages) was published. Full technical guidance on how to comply will be issued in April. Some reaction has […]

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Last week I attended an event organised by Construction News Conferences at 27 Sussex Place: ‘Sustainable Construction in Practice‘. Below are some notes and thoughts from the day, roughly in the order of the presentations. Some of the presentations were not available in paper on the day and when these are released on pdf I […]

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