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Green Building Bible, Fourth Edition
Green Building Bible, fourth edition (both books)
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    • CommentAuthorArtiglio
    • CommentTimeApr 14th 2018
    • CommentAuthorgoodevans
    • CommentTimeApr 14th 2018
    Looks like heating solutions are being invited not insulation solutions.
    • CommentAuthortony
    • CommentTimeApr 15th 2018
    I can’t make it work at all sends me round in endless circles
    • CommentTimeApr 15th 2018
    Posted By: goodevansLooks like heating solutions are being invited not insulation solutions.

    Questions 5 & 6 would certainly admit of answers suggesting insulation, insulation, insulation, airtightness, insulation. Not to mention dynamic temperature control and suchlike. But the consultation is about heating, after all!

    Plus of course one can always write whatever one wants in response, there's no obligation to follow the suggested questions.

    The landlords' obligation to achieve a Band E EPC before reletting will presumably be upgraded to a requirement for Band C certificate before 2030. Why not add a similar EPC requirement to properties when they are sold/purchased? It could be done in conjunction with grants/loans/etc to soften the financial blow, but the interval between one owner moving out and the next moving in is a good time for insualtion work, I'd have thought. Might require some changes to how the property market worked so chains weren't stalled.
    From the executive summary: " A £10 million innovation fund to support low carbon heating is in the process of being allocated and we are keen to understand what further opportunities there are for innovation" Wow, what a sh*load of "innovation" money. I suppose nuclear submarines, or installing CCTV on all M-roads are 100x higher priorities than carbon-free heating.

    Regarding ratings for heating: Do these require carrying out actual measurements? Or do they want a receipt from an over-priced builder to show that the builder has installed triple-pane windows and used most expensive KingSpan panels? I.e. if one does a self-build, and wants a certificate, this will be an endless paper-moving task?
    • CommentAuthorgravelld
    • CommentTimeApr 16th 2018
    It's all a waste of time I'm afraid, just like with pretty much any "consultation" minds have already been made up.
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