Building Regulations are becoming increasingly stringent in terms of the environmental performance and energy efficiency of buildings, including housing. Part L of the Building Regulations applies to both new builds and refurbished buildings over 1000m2 in size, and by 2016 Part L will require housing to be zero carbon. Housing developers therefore face tough challenges if they are to achieve compliance with these regulations.
As experienced designers and installers of renewable and low carbon heating systems, ESP can offer solutions for housing developers that will help attain Part L compliance. Community heating schemes using biomass or combined heat and power are often the most cost-effective means of providing this low carbon heating, and ESP has proven knowledge and experience in both of these areas.
For smaller developments or lower density housing, or where there is a preference for individual heating systems, domestic micro-CHP systems are available. ESP is an accredited installer of the Baxi Ecogen, which has a higher seasonal efficiency than an A rated gas boiler and can help dwellings to reach Code for Sustainable Homes Level 3 or 4.
For more information please contact us and we will be happy to help.