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BREEAM, Part L and my digital life

by Mel Starrs on February 19, 2012

in BREEAM, Me, elsewhere, Part L

I feel like I’ve been blogging quite a lot lately, but then I realised most of what I’ve written has been pubished in magazines and on other websites. So a quick update is due. This blogpost on “Defending BREEAM (again)” led to BD asking if I’d write the pro side of the Debate piece “Should […]

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CIBSE Expert Zone – Building Regulations Part L 2010

by Mel Starrs on February 24, 2011

in Part L

I was recently approached by CIBSE EPG (energy performance group) to take part in their Expert Q&A on Building Regulations Part L 2010. I’m on a panel with Ian Orme and Ant Wilson and we’ve already answered over 10 questions. In this area of the website we provide regular access to experts in their field by […]

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I noted in this post : “A building which had an EPC of 40 under Part L 2006, gaining an Excellent under BREEAM 2008, does not automatically pass Part L 2010 “ At the time it wasn’t clear what the transitional arrangements were going to be with regards to Part L, especially given that EPC’s are […]

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Part L2A 2010 – worked case study

by Mel Starrs on August 24, 2010

in Part L

The following example is one which BRE used at the recent Part L 2010 workshop I attended a few weeks ago. At the time I was mildly amused by the fact that they’d given us the example, but hadn’t worked out a solution themselves. Having been through umpteen iterations, I can see why. I’m going […]

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Part L 2010 – getting there slowly

by Mel Starrs on May 26, 2010

in Part L

So Part L AD’s did finally get released. I figure most of the readers of my blog will have noticed this. I wanted to write a full review but unfortunately we are still twiddling our thumbs waiting for supporting documentation (this sound familiar at all, or am I getting (more) cynical and grumpy in my […]

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No sign of Part L and F AD’s yet…

by Mel Starrs on April 14, 2010

in Part L

So the election has been called for May 6th. Despite the statutory instrument being laid down before the election was called (to allow work to continue between now and the election and prevent purdah kicking in) things are still looking very quiet over at CLG. To alleviate the drumming of fingers on tables as we […]

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Part L 2010 Consultation – Final thoughts

by Mel Starrs on September 17, 2009

in Part L

Had I realised the 17th was not tomorrow, but today, I might have been able to construct a more considered piece. For completeness, here are some further rambling thoughts on the Part L 2010 consultation. Issues I wanted to look into further but ran out of time on included overheating, and a better understanding of […]

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In the first of this series of posts, I set the background to the Part L 2010 consultation. In this post I am going to look at the issues which were raised at the recent Sponge/CIBSE consultation event , which I attended on 20 August. Hywel Davies presented 7 issues which were of concern to […]

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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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Part L consultation and multifoils

by mel starrs on June 24, 2008

in Part L

I’ve read through the (non-technical) consultation which is out for Part L – comments to be back by 9 September. The only item which piqued my interest was the clarification regarding multifoils. 3.1 BR 443 “Conventions for U-value calculations” sets out test methods and calculation procedures for determining the thermal performance of building elements that […]

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