All Regulations articles – Page 8

  • Stewart Milne Group's Code level five Sigma Home
    News

    Video: Housebuilder casts doubt on renewable add-ons

    2009-06-03T11:21:00Z

    Stewart Milne Group says micro renewables on Sigma House at BRE did not perform as it had hoped

  • House
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    Eco-ventilation health scare prompts regulation change

    2009-05-29T00:00:00Z

    Government to issue guidance in Part F as draft BRE study finds widespread failure to maintain filters

  • Office
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    BCO specification: the incredible shrinking office

    2009-05-22T11:21:00Z

    The latest British Council for Offices specification is the leanest and greenest yet

  • Thomas Lane
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    Playing by the regs

    2009-05-22T00:00:00Z

    This year there are more government consultations on greening the built environment than ever before

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    Mechanical ventilation

    2009-05-22T00:00:00Z

    Vortice has launched a mechanical extract ventilation unit to help designers meet Code for Sustainable Homes criteria

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    Hot water heating

    2009-05-22T00:00:00Z

    Alpha Heating Innovation’s FlowSmart hot water system has been added to the BRE’s SAP Appendix Q list, which allows the energy performance of new technologies and advanced versions of existing technologies to be evaluated for SAP assessments

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    Heat pumps

    2009-05-22T00:00:00Z

    Aermec has launched the VXT geothermic heat pump, which can provide heating, cooling and domestic hot water needs for residential applications in a single unit

  • News

    Green Haus: how to do Passivhaus

    2009-05-22T00:00:00Z

    The UK has long admired the German Passivhaus method for building homes with rock-bottom carbon emissions. Now the gold standard has come to Sunderland

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    Triple glazing

    2009-05-22T00:00:00Z

    Pilkington has expanded its energiKare range with the introduction of a triple-glazed unit which, it says, optimises the amount of heat lost through windows whilst still allowing useful solar gain

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    Water saving devices

    2009-05-22T00:00:00Z

    Product supplier the Green Building Store has launched a package of water-saving products to help specifiers meet levels three and four of the Code for Sustainable Homes

  • Pooran Desai
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    Eco regulation: cutting through the green tape

    2009-05-22T00:00:00Z

    The Code for Sustainable Homes and redefining zero carbon are well intentioned but, says Pooran Desai, we’re going to need a far more radical rethink if targets are to be met

  • News

    High-performance composite windows

    2009-05-22T00:00:00Z

    The ENERsign window and door range is now available in the UK through the Green Building Store

  • News

    Combined daylight and ventilation

    2009-05-22T00:00:00Z

    Glidevale has launched a combined unit for delivering natural ventilation and daylight into commercial and domestic buildings

  • Nick Jones
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    Regulation trends: Hard cash and plenty of change

    2009-05-22T00:00:00Z

    The regulatory landscape is shifting in all directions, but some patterns can be picked out. Nick Jones identifies the major landmarks from our regulations round-up... and wonders how we’re going to pay for it all

  • Crest Nicholson and BioRegional Quintain’s One Brighton housing scheme intends to become zero carbon through a combination of on-site and off-site renewables
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    Guide to future building regulations: In-tray

    2009-05-22T00:00:00Z

    The government is busy legislating to make contractors build eco-houses and homeowners improve existing stock. Thomas Lane takes a look at what regulations are already in place, and what may be coming up

  • Chris Mead and Jay Hayter
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    Meet the government's new best friends: Victorian refurb

    2009-05-22T00:00:00Z

    Renovation will play a vital role in meeting the government’s target of an 80% emissions reduction by 2050. And it’s the owner occupier who’ll be doing the work. Two south London residents found out what it takes

  • This 26-home scheme in Elmswell, Suffolk was designed by Riches Hawley Mikhail and features a community heating solution to cut carbon emissions
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    Hot topic: Alternative heating systems

    2009-05-22T00:00:00Z

    With heating accounting for a significant proportion of the UK’s carbon emissions, finding viable alternatives to conventional systems is vital. Jon Dedman of Davis Langdon and Ben Madden of Element Energy look at different low-carbon heating strategies for new-build housing

  • Planners
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    10 ways that SAP 2009 will affect you

    2009-05-20T11:42:00Z

    The new SAP 2009 methodology was published in draft for consultation last week – which changes will most affect builders and designers?

  • Housing
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    Energy regs crackdown on homeowners

    2009-05-15T00:00:00Z

    Government could force all extension projects to include green improvements to rest of property & Conservatories to be regulated for first time

  • Features

    School acoustics: Can you hear me at the back?

    2009-05-15T00:00:00Z

    Teachers are being drowned out, education is suffering, and yet acoustics in schools seem to be getting worse, not better. Stephen Kennett reports on a rules review that could change the way we build