This consultation paper sets out the detailed proposals on Parts L, and is Section two of four, relating to the 2012 Building Regulations consultation exercise.
It includes proposals for tighter carbon dioxide emission standards for new homes and non-domestic buildings, to take the next step towards 'zero carbon' standards, plus tighter performance standards for works to existing buildings. The paper also contains proposals to introduce, on a phased basis requirements for additional energy efficiency improvements to be carried out when other specified works (eg extensions) are planned, and Green Deal finance is available as an option to meet the up-front costs.
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There is also an ¨Easier to read summary - 2012 consultation on
changes to the Building Regulations in England¨ available here.
Please note: This consultation relates to Building Regulations for England only. The
previous application of Building Regulations to England and Wales ceased on 31 December 2011 when powers for making Building Regulations in relation to Wales were devolved to the Welsh Ministers.