Future Homes Part L Consultation
13 December 2019
Building Regulations Part L is probably the single most important UK regulation affecting the energy consumption of buildings. The Government intends to update it in 2020 and has set out a comprehensive consultation paper outlining several ways they may implement changes. Given the urgency of tackling climate change through reduced CO2 emissions, the update of Part L in 2020 is timely, albeit currently only applying to domestic buildings under the ‘L1a’ document. Unfortunately, there is widespread concern in the industry that the intended changes may have little to no effect on building energy efficiency and may even result in buildings with poorer performing envelopes than was the case under the 2013 regulations.
QODA is actively engaged in giving feedback to the consultation and have today signed the London Energy Transformation Initiative (LETI) response to the Part L 2020 consultation, saying that the regulations are simply not going to achieve the savings in carbon that are needed and a different approach is required. We feel that greater regulatory ambition is needed if we are to achieve our national climate change targets and deliver better buildings for the future. By signing the LETI response, we hope that our voice will join a wider industry group and have a greater effect. You can read more here: https://www.leti.london/part-l
We are proud that many of our clients demand environmental excellence from their buildings and trust QODA to deliver this but we want to see all UK buildings constructed to a higher standard and making their contribution to a more sustainable future.