Government strengthens energy efficiency standards for new builds

The Government has that there will be a 6% uplift in efficiency standards of new homes and a 9% improvement in non-domestic buildings over Part L 2010 Building Regulations, writes

Community Secretary Eric Pickles announced the decision – 461 days after his formal consultation into his Part L building regulations changes closed.

The new standards were due to begin operating in April 2013 and, according to the Association for the Conservation of Energy (ACE), former building regulations minister Sir Andrew Stunell publicly suggested bringing introduction forward to late 2012.

However, the delayed decision will now result in the standards being implemented on April 6 2014.

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