Building Regulations are a key method of enforcing stricter requirements.There are many drivers for the reduction of CO2 emissions in the UK & Ireland such as;
Every industry has to play its part in helping to achieve these targets and the construction industry is perhaps one of the most important.
As a manufacturer of insulated panels Kingspan Insulated Panels provides customers with products to meet UK & Irish Building Regulations requirements.
Approved documents; Part L for England, Wales & Republic of Ireland, Section 6 (energy) of the Scottish Building Regulations and Part F2 for Northern Ireland, continue to review and enforce better U-Value requirements for building fabrics.
The Department of Building Control is responsible for ensuring buildings meet the standards imposed by the Building Regulations. Building Control requires a Building Regulation UK Part L (BRUKL) compliance certificate which clearly states the new structure’s Building Emission Rate (BER) is not greater than the Target Emission Rate (TER).
These BRUKL certificates are generated by completing a Simplified Building Energy Model (SBEM) calculation which estimates the monthly energy consumption for space heating and cooling, water heating, ventilation and lighting. It also quantifies the total estimated CO2 emissions from a property measured in kg. CO2/m2/year.
Since the 7th April 2006 all new buildings require a SBEM calculation. We provide advice to help customers achieve a “Pass” in their SBEM calculation.
We consider factors such as:
For more information, please contact our technical team.
Rooflights such as those offered by Kingspan Insulated Panels, are a simple and cost effective way to reduce the energy consumed by lighting when installed on a building.
Daylight penetrating through rooflights compensates for lighting demands within the building.
When rooflights are installed, a reduced energy consumption in kWh from lighting can be achieved and hence a reduction in the building’s carbon footprint. Factories, warehouses, storage facilities etc are perfect for this.
For daylight analysis we recommend considering certain parameters such as the following;
Daylighting is essential for healthy living, it is an established fact that ample daylight improves the general feeling of health and well-being of a workforce and improves productivity and safety.
Daylight solutions from Kingspan are part of the Envelopefirst strategy to work towards net-zero energy consumers.
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