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[21 Aug 2013 | No Comment | ]

The government has finalised changes to Part L of the UK’s building regulations, ensuring that new buildings will have to be more energy efficient than those constructed in the past. Under the new regulations, the maximum amount of CO2 emissions allowed by structures has been cut by nine per cent for commercial properties and by […]

Sustainability, Technical »

[15 Aug 2011 | No Comment | ]

In a move to drive towards new government targets of zero carbon buildings by 2019, the revised Part L Building Regulations were released in October last year. The 2010 revision of this document requires an overall 25% reduction in building CO2 emissions compared with 2006. Further revisions with associated reductions in CO2 emissions are expected […]

Building Envelope, Building Regulations, Featured, Headline, News »

[6 Dec 2010 | No Comment | ]

The recent change to Part L present a major step change in how the energy use of buildings is determined as the Government moves towards their aspiration for zero carbon buildings. Part L covers the building regulations in England and Wales and in Scotland this covered by Technical Handbook, Section 6 – Energy. The regulations […]

Technical »

[1 Dec 2010 | No Comment | ]

Approved Document L of the Building Regulations has undergone a major revision, which is a step on the governments stated trajectory to zero carbon. The design, assessment and on site construction of building details is one of the main areas of focus as these can contribute significantly towards the overall heat losses through the building envelope…

Colorcoat Connection, News, Technical »

[9 Nov 2010 | No Comment | ]

Approved Document L of the Building Regulations, for the conservation of fuel and power, has recently undergone a major revision, which came into force on the 1st October 2010. The overall impact of the changes will be a 25% reduction in the CO2 emissions…

Case Study, Technical »

[30 Sep 2010 | Comments Off on Building that performs to the highest standards of thermal efficiency and air-tightness | ]

Ensuring that new buildings are designed to achieve high levels of environmental performance is one of the key challenges facing the construction industry today. In view of the fact that nearly half of all energy consumption is related to the operational use of buildings, it comes as no surprise that the Government is looking at ways to reduce carbon emissions in this area…

Legislation & Regulations, Technical »

[1 Dec 2009 | No Comment | ]

In-plane rooflights can easily be included into profiled pre-finished steel roof systems requiring no modifications to the secondary steelwork and can supply light deep into large single storey buildings. Natural lighting, as well as providing benefits to the building occupants, can reduce energy costs and CO2 emissions, provided a balanced approach is taken to solar gain, heat losses and lighting levels…

Legislation & Regulations, Sustainability, Technical »

[3 Mar 2009 | Comments Off on New BREEAM Technical Paper | ]

Corus has announced the publication of a new technical paper – ‘An Introduction to BREEAM for pre-finished steel industrial buildings’ – which takes an in-depth look at this environmental assessment method, and provides specifiers, building owners and clients with a comprehensive understanding of the benefits of having industrial buildings assessed within the BREEAM scheme.

Legislation & Regulations, News, Sustainability, website »

[29 Feb 2008 | No Comment | ]

The latest revision of Part L was launched in April 2006 amongst much confusion in the construction industry.  The non-domestic part (ADL2A) of the regulations is now reliant on a whole-building carbon emissions calculation carried out by a piece of software known as SBEM.  SBEM is continually being updated by the BRE and Version 3.01 […]

Legislation & Regulations, News, Sustainability, website »

[21 Jan 2008 | No Comment | ]

Corus are always keeping on top of the issues faced by the building envelope and broader construction industries.  So, when Part L was changed in 2006, we updated our general guidance on this subject and produced a Colorcoat® Technical Paper, “Creating and air-tight building envelope” which tackles one of the most significant aspects of energy waste […]