All Regulations articles – Page 8

  • Office
    News

    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
    News

    Playing by the regs

    2009-05-22T00:00:00Z

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

  • News

    Mechanical ventilation

    2009-05-22T00:00:00Z

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

  • News

    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

  • News

    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

  • News

    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

  • News

    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
    News

    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
    News

    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
    News

    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
    News

    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
    News

    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
    News

    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
    News

    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

  • News

    Sustainable legislation: keep it simple

    2009-05-12T04:38:00Z

    We run the risk of adding unnecessary costs and bureaucracy to the drive to zero carbon buildings under the current legislative framework. Influential green figure and thinker Pooran Desai argues for an approach to green construction that simplifies short term goals and incorporates broader sustainable principles than just C02 used ...

  • News

    How is BREEAM 2008 working out?

    2009-05-05T17:53:00Z

    Sustainability consultant David O'Rorke sums up the key changes made to the green building assessment method and wonders how well they will be implemented in the current economic climate