This publication relates to the 2012 Building Regulations Consultation Section two proposals on Part L (Conservation of fuel and power).
“Two consultations by the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) are also key to these proposals. Firstly, the Government has published proposals for revised carbon dioxide (CO2) emission factors for different fuels5. These have an important impact on the Department’s analysis of different options for reducing emissions from buildings, and on developers’ choice of technologies to use to meet the standards.”
“This consultation seeks views on proposed changes to the Standard Assessment Procedure; Government’s tool for assessing the energy and environmental performance of dwellings.
SAP is used to underpin the delivery of a number of key climate change initiatives, including:
- the Building Regulations for England and the Devolved Administrations
- HM Treasury’s Stamp Duty exemption for zero carbon homes
- benchmark ratings for Northern Ireland’s House Conditions Survey
- Energy Performance of Buildings Directive and Energy Performance Certificates
- the Code for Sustainable Homes
- Warm Front
- Local authority stock reporting; etc
Looking forward, SAP will also be used to help deliver the Green Deal (GD), the Energy Company Obligation (ECO) and the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI). It will also be used to support the 2013 Amendment to Part L of the Building Regulations for England. The revised version of the SAP (to be known as SAP 2012) will be used for Building Regulation compliance assessment purposes when the 2013 Part L Amendment comes into force. Other users will adopt the revised version at a time to suit themselves.
Given this diverse set of uses it is necessary to periodically review the SAP model to ensure that it continues to meet both existing and new user requirements. Another objective is to improve further the accuracy of energy performance assessments.”
Other consultations related to changes to other sections of the Building Regulations in England are:
This consultation paper sets out detailed proposals on Part P, and is Section three of four, relating to the 2012 Building Regulations consultation exercise.
This publication relates to the 2012 Building Regulations Consultation, Section four, proposals on the building control system.
· 2012 consultation on changes to the Building Regulations in England: Section one – Introduction to the consultation package and proposals on Parts A, B, C, K, M and N, Access Statements, security, Changing Places toilets and Regulation 7
This publication relates to the 2012 Building Regulations Consultation Section one proposals on Parts A, B, C, K, M and N, Access Statements, security, Changing Places toilet and Regulation 7.