Categories: BREEAM, Design, Regulations, SAP assessments, SBEM, Sustainability, Technical, assessments, energy, Energy Assessments, Green
BREEAM is a recognised assessment methodology used to determine how sustainable and energy efficient a commercial building is across nine different sustainability measures. It is one of the world’s leading sustainability assessment methods created as a cost-effective means of bringing sustainable value to a development. As a scheme it rewards efforts to engage in sustainability […]
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Categories: BREEAM, Design, News, Regulations, Sustainability, Energy Assessments, technical
The BREEAM UK New Construction 2018 scheme was launched on 7th March 2018. The BRE will not be accepting BREEAM New Construction 2014 registrations from 23rd March 2018. Any scheme that is registered for BREEAM assessment post 23rd March 2018 will have to comply with the new 2018 technical requirements. If you would like assistance […]
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Categories: Regulations, SAP assessments, SBEM, Sustainability, Technical, assessments, Celotex, energy, london plan, the london plan, Zero Carbon
The term ‘London Plan‘ is popping up more and more in London construction but how well understood is it? In simple terms, the concept stems from the requirement and responsibility of three key stakeholders to the City of London; The Mayor of London, the 32 London Boroughs and The City of London Corporation. The London Plan itself looks at tackling economic, transport, […]
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Categories: News, Regulations, Technical
Celotex Insulating Scotland Roadshow may have ended but its impact on the Scottish construction industry will last long after the insulation specialist’s pink campervan arrives home at the company HQ in Suffolk. On 28th September, the campervan branded in Celotex pink and carrying a team of insulation specialists headed to Scotland to spread the word […]
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Categories: Regulations, Zero Carbon
Sizing up Zero Carbon With election time approaching there will be much concern about size. Size of the deficit. Size of the tax hike/cut. Size of the turnout. Size of the swing required in marginal seats. Size of a cow. OK. Perhaps not the last one. I just threw that in there because I quite […]
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Categories: News, Regulations, CPD, Part L, Regulation
Celotex ‘Beyond Part L 2013’ CPD Don’t forget! Celotex has an online CPD available right now until the 3rd of April – ‘Beyond Part L 2013‘. The online module via Building.co.uk provides guidance on what to expect from the 2016 energy targets for new homes, and how to ensure compliance. The article is accredited by the CPD […]
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Categories: Regulations, Part L, Section 6, Zero Carbon
Zeroing in on Part L in 2015 The New Year is well and truly here and the visit from Santa (assuming you have all been good of course) is but a distant memory as 2015 stretches out in front of us. So, what joys await the wonderful world of construction? Or more precisely, what regulatory challenges […]
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The Quest to define Zero Carbon has been going on for so long that it wouldn’t surprise me if the final regulation comes with a foreword by Tolkien. The twists and turns in the plot are worthy of Middle Earth. Although of the two tales, the quest to destroy The Ring is in my view, […]
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Categories: Regulations, Technical
Acronyms here. Acronyms there. Acronyms pretty much everywhere. It seems like you never have to go far in the world before you stumble across a sequence of letters that seemingly make little sense without knowledge of the topic. Very often though, they are important and need to be understood fully in order to grasp and […]
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Categories: Green Deal, Regulations, Celotex, energy efficiency, green deal, infographic, Zero Carbon
There’s that famous quotation about lies and statistics and I’d be lying if I told you I knew who first said it, although give me enough guesses and statistically speaking I’d get it right, eventually. That seems to be the trouble with ’stats’ – everyone knows they can be sneaky rascals and few trust them. […]
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