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Part L Building Regs: NHBC Poll reveals 84.5% of Industry professionals think Zero carbon target for 2016 unrealistic

What is Zero Carbon and why does it matter? Part L of the building regulations deal with the conservation of fuel and power in buildings. Recent revisions have seen tightening of the regulations to achieve a reduction in CO2 emissions through improved thermal performance and a reduction in draughts. The goal is that all new residential buildings have a zero carbon rating by 2016. This is part of a wider effort to achieve a legally binding target of reducing CO2 emissions by 80% of their 1990 levels by 2050. Everybody... Read More