We should centralise renewables in infrastructure
The 2013 targets for energy efficiency in new buildings are achievable and the “additional cost issue” is a red herring perpetuated by those fighting change. The targets can be met economically but there does need to be a change in our approach to development.
We should centralise renewables in infrastructure. This can also be done at a local level (via ESCos) for housing and non-domestic developments. Europe and Scandinavia have been successfully using these models for years.
Standard assessment procedure (SAP) is a significant barrier and allowing the use of the dynamic simulation models for domestic projects would overcome that at a stroke.
Brian Morris, www.bcmconsulting.co.uk