BEAMA Disappointed by Government U Turn on New Build Energy Efficiency Standards

Posted 22 July 2015 by BEAMA in Policy, Regulation and Strategy

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The progressive improvement in Building Regulation standards since 2004 has resulted in a marked change in building specification and energy performance. Whilst it is true that BEAMA has often questioned the use of carbon as a metric for setting standards due to the unintended consequences of penalising electricity using appliances, it has always made perfect sense to try to limit energy use and ramp up fabric efficiency standards. Similarly, Allowable Solutions provided an excellent platform to use new built development as an opportunity for supporting infrastructure investment in areas such as electric vehicle charging, ground loops for heat pumps and connected home sensors and controls. – See more at: