building codes and regulations

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Post date: 13 Apr 2012
Type: Publication

Dear members,The project to prepare the second generation of CEN standards, to support the recast EPBD, started a few months ago on the basis of a new mandate from the European Commission to CEN (M/480).Because of the wide interest in this project we, the community facilitators in consultation with the BUILDUP management team, have decided for the coming years to focus the information exchange in the community “EPBD calculation procedures” on the activities in this project.As a first step we adapted the title and description of the community to the new focus.
Post date: 4 Apr 2012
Type: Note

Post date: 22 Mar 2012
Type: Publication

To read the complete article, please click here.To see the relevant BUILD UP publication, please click here.
Post date: 6 Feb 2012
Type: News

 For more detailed information, please click here.There is also an ¨Easier to read summary - 2012 consultation onchanges to the Building Regulations in England¨ available here.
Post date: 3 Feb 2012
Type: Publication

Written by Kevin Dawson FCIOB and John Edwards FCIOB for the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) Carbon Action 2050 initiative, this report looks at the role of operational, as opposed to embodied, carbon and how to reduce it. The report recommends and advocates the use of a regularly updated operations and maintenance manual for building occupiers, strengthened Building Regulations, smart metering, and providing building trade professionals with appropriate training and skills for reaching energy saving targets.
Post date: 25 Jan 2012
Type: Publication

Written by John Eynon FCIOB for the Chartered Institute of Building's (CIOB) Carbon Action 2050 initiative, this report focuses on the vital role that design has in improving energy efficiency in both the existing building stock and new buildings. Among the recommendations are the need to move to lifecycle assessments of building energy use and emissions, stronger requirements and enforcement of Building Regulations, and designing for earlier connection to the long-term energy source.
Post date: 25 Jan 2012
Type: Publication

Information about current and past Danish Building Regulations, containing the full texts for the Danish Building Regulations.
Post date: 9 Dec 2011
Type: Link

Post date: 9 Dec 2011
Type: Publication

Chris Hughes from SEAI summarises in this presentation the current energy performance requirements for buildings in Ireland and the Irish energy efficiency targets. Part of the planned tightenings is that in 2013 Ireland will implement a voluntary carbon neutral framework and in 2016 it will introduce a low energy standard for buildings other than dwellings.
Post date: 20 Oct 2011
Type: Publication