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CIBSE publishes guide on energy performance

The Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE) has published a new guide to implementing the Energy Performance of Buildings regulations.

The new publication titled Energy and carbon emissions regulation: a guide to implementation covers various issues Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs), Display Energy Certificates (DECs), the inspection of boilers and inspection of air conditioning systems.

Nick Cullen, principal author, said: “The growing awareness that mankind has changed the earth’s climate has given rise to a profound change in the way we view the buildings that we live and work within.

“Buildings account for 40 per cent of the global energy use and in the UK are responsible either directly or indirectly for approximately 50 per cent of national carbon emissions.

“Government has introduced a variety of measures over the last decade to decrease the carbon footprint of the built environment. This document describes those measures most closely related to design, construction and operation of buildings.”

This guide is part of a new range of CIBSE titles aimed at aiding compliance with Part L of Building Regulations and the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD).

Titles due to be released in the coming year include Operational ratings and Display Energy Certificates, Energy efficient heating, Climate change data for building simulation and an updated edition of Hospitals and health care buildings.