Government watchdog demands reformed Building Regs tackle overheating

2019-08-14

Recent CCC update report for parliament demands regulations and policy are introduced to prioritise national push for passive cooling alongside building safety and decarbonisation agenda

A new Committee on Climate Change (CCC) report … The strategy should be integrated with government efforts to fully decarbonise heating by 2050, the CCC added.

The committee’s latest report stated, “Following our recommendation in … Reviews concerning Parts L and F of the Building Regulations, which relate to power and ventilation respectively, are being planned by the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) … major overheating risks and different means of reducing the need for more active cooling, such as air conditioning systems, in favour of passive measures.

Improved data collection and the development of new …

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