Alongside our efforts at recipro of the reduction of waste sent to landfill and the recycling of surplus supply… we’re conscious that energy performance of buildings is high on the Government’s agenda. Fifty per cent of all carbon dioxide emissions come from buildings and with a goal of reducing carbon dioxide emissions by 60 per cent on 1990 levels by 2050, the Government has its work cut out. Amongst the raft of legislation, both national and international, the European Performance of Buildings Directive has particular significance. The UK is presently working its way towards complete compliance with the directive as it applies to the energy performance of new and existing buildings. Energy certification is a reality and with the EUs Action Plan on Energy Efficiency set to expand upon the requirements already in place, this is one bundle of red tape that cannot be ignored.
In our next post we will discuss this more