CIBSE has published the Energy and Carbon Emissions regulations: a Guide to Implementation.

It covers energy performance certificates (EPCs), display energy certificates (DECs), and inspection of boilers and air-conditioning systems.

Principal author, Nick Cullen, said: “Buildings account for 40% of the global energy use and in the UK are responsible either directly or indirectly for approximately 50% of national carbon emissions.

“Government has introduced a variety of measures over the last decade to decrease the carbon footprint of the built environment. This document describes those measures most closely related to design, construction and operation of buildings.”

It is part of a number of new CIBSE titles that aid compliance with Part L of Building Regulations and the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD).