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Green Building Bible, Fourth Edition
Green Building Bible, fourth edition (both books)
These two books are the perfect starting place to help you get to grips with one of the most vitally important aspects of our society - our homes and living environment.

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    • CommentAuthortony
    • CommentTimeOct 21st 2018
    I hope that these will all be built to a robust low energy standard and will be top quality and fit for purpose

    The better housing associations have already discovered that it makes sense to build to the Passive House standard and that their tenants like it too.
    • CommentAuthorGaryB
    • CommentTimeOct 21st 2018
    NZEB is supposed to kick in from Jan 2019 for social housing, but no UK regions appear to have any standards established for this, nor anything out for consultation on my last check.

    Part L Section 1.1 states:

    "NOTE: Regulation 25B 'Nearly Zero-energy requirements for new buildings' will not come into force until 2019 at the earliest. Statutory guidance on how to comply with regulation 25B is not included within this approved document and will be provided nearer to the time that regulation 25B comes into force."

    On 29th July 2016 the European commission published additional guidance on the nZEB standard. Specifically for the Oceanic zone which applies to UK & Ireland the guidance proposes the following recommendation for dwellings:

    "New single family house: 15-30 kWh/(m2.y) of net primary energy with, typically, 50-65 kWh/(m2.y) of primary energy use covered by 35 kWh/(m2.y) of on-site renewable sources" [solar, hydro, biomass or wind]. So, similar to Passivhaus Premium then.

    Less than 3 months to go to the 'start date' - has anyone heard anything further, or is Brexit going to supersede the EPBD?
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