Building Regulations

The rules about how much Britain’s carbon emissions should be reduced by, and when, are changing all the time — and becoming more demanding.

Buildings are responsible for about half the UK’s carbon emissions and so Building Regulations set out fundamental requirements which must, by law, be met when designing a project.

The Regulations are designed to enhance sustainability, reduce CO2 emissions and improve the use of low-carbon fuels, and represent demanding energy-performance standards for both new and existing buildings. Part L of the Regulations was brought out in 2002 and reinforced with the 2006 Edition which includes section L2 for “new buildings other than dwellings”, while the latest revisions published in April 2010 come into force in October 2010. The 2010 Edition dictates a further 25% reduction in consumption/emissions over the 2006 regulations representing an overall improvement of 44% on the original 2002 regulations.

The regulations are not only about improving energy efficiency but also about understanding where energy goes in a building and taking steps to monitor and reduce this. To this end they encourage sustainable design & construction, include requirements to conserve and measure energy use in buildings, and advocate the adoption of green energy & control systems.

Delmatic systems comply fully with the regulations and address all the requirements including manual control of lighting, daylight-linking, presence detection, absence detection and automatic control, as well as energy metering and monitoring.

Find out how Delmatic systems meet each Clause of the Building Regs Part L by requesting our comprehensive guide “Lighting management and Building Regs – a clause by clause analysis”. Please fill in your details on the right.

Lighting management and Building Regs – a clause by clause analysis


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