KJ Tait

24 January 2023

Will the Government adopt the NABERS In-Use Scheme?

It’s been nearly two years since the UK Government consulted on bringing in an In-Use rating scheme for commercial office buildings over 1,000m2 through their consultation document ‘Introducing a performance-based policy framework in large commercial and industrial buildings’.  Since then, there has been no movement, despite the industry support behind the NABERS In-Use scheme. 
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1 November 2022

The need to implement Part L 2021 in Scotland

The National Calculation Methodology (NCM) for Section 6 2022 is out for use from December this year. This will reduce the carbon factor for grid electricity by circa 400%.
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12 September 2022

Lead Times for Items of Energy Efficient Plant

Like many sectors, the construction industry has experienced extraordinary challenges over the last 3 to 4 years.
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10 September 2022

Is CIBSE TM59 too onerous?

When assessing whether a residential building will overheat, CIBSE Guide TM59 should be used. This is not only considered a robust design methodology step, but is a requirement for London Plan and the new Part L 2021.
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