Government reveals plans for tighter building energy efficiency rules

The UK government has revealed plans to introduce tougher energy efficiency rules for new builds starting from 2025, a recent news report has been able to suggest.

The “Future Homes Standard” for England should become operable from 2025 and aims to ensure that new build homes in England will be future-proofed, with low carbon heating and world-leading levels of energy efficiency.

The consultations are one of the Government’s initiatives in response to the legally binding national target of net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. Energy use by new and existing homes currently accounts for approximately 20% of all UK greenhouse gas emissions. The Future Homes Standard, along with the Clean Growth Grand Challenge to halve energy use in all new builds by 2030, aims to set a path towards decarbonisation of new homes and support the scaling up of low carbon technologies to decarbonise existing homes.

The consultation states that the Standard will include very high fabric standards (including triple glazing and standards for walls, floors and roofs that significantly limit heat loss) and low carbon heating system requirements.

It is anticipated that an average semi-detached home built to meet the Standard should produce 75-80% less CO₂ emissions than one built to the current Part L requirements. Homes built to the Standard are expected to become net zero over time without any further changes, as the UK moves towards decarbonisation.

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All of the data is used in order to determine the best heating patterns for the various heating zones within any building, using our proprietary heat-loss algorithm.

HeatingSave is also approved to work and save fuel within the Energy Technology List, which is managed by the Carbon Trust on behalf of the Government. It is also approved by the Department of Energy & Climate Change and the Energy Savings Trust and was specified by the Building Research Establishment for the energy efficient homes retro-fit program, called The Greenhouse Project.

Last, but certainly not least, it’s important to mention that HeatingSave is a component part of the Government’s Green Deal program.

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