As with all Government documents, the paperwork surrounding the new Building Regulations is daunting – around 600 pages of it – but actually it all boils down to two main points: the method of measurement shifts from elemental U-values to actual CO2 emissions and all domestic buildings need to show a 25% improvement on CO2 emissions over the 2006 standard.
The 25% improvement in Dwelling Emission Rate (DER) is a step on the way to 2016 and zero-carbon houses. If that target is to be hit then methods of ensuring that the property is built as specified have to be put in place. There is a shift in the regulations to requiring more information, more detail and more calculations at the design stage, and to giving Building Control Officers (BCOs) more powers to inspect and enforce. Essentially, to design the house properly and ensure it is built to the design.
Heat Recovery is a great way to meet the new Building L regs. We commonly use Heat Recovery systems on our projects to supply office environments with good quality fresh air and KEEP the conditioned air in the building. By recirculating the air via an exchanger we maintain a comfortable environment efficiently.
We offer free consultation and proposals in all areas of refrigeration and air conditioning. From design to service we can supply, install, commission, and maintain a full range of equipment.