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Heat pumps for renovations

There’s been a lot of debate in the news recently about how the UK is soon to turn its back on gas boilers in favour of heat pumps. We have known about this for a…

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TM54

The latest reincarnation of the London Plan requires developers to ‘evaluate operational energy performance’ on larger, non-domestic buildings. This is better known as a TM54 calculation, but that title still doesn’t help explain what it…

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The wave of change – the next five years

The wave of change – the next five years Targets on the energy efficiency, running costs, and thermal comfort of buildings are changing. The current regulations haven’t budged for eight years and, just like the…

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Future Homes Standard: Existing Buildings

Future Homes Standard: Existing buildings   2022 will introduce a wave of change for new housing developments across England and Wales; making our homes more energy efficient. But little has been said about how the…

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GLA – The Energy Hierarchy – London Plan 2021

Building new homes and places of work in London is already a difficult task… The London Plan policy sets the country’s strictest targets for meeting low energy and carbon emission standards. Earlier this month, the…

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GLA – The launch of The London Plan 2021

After what feels like years of consulting, re-writing and political one-up-man-ship, the Greater London Authority has formally launched The London Plan 2021. This 500+ page document will shape the way our capital evolves over the…

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Future Homes Standard updates – The new targets

Future Homes Standard updates – The new targets The new version of Approved Document Part L is set to go live in England in June 2022 and, as anticipated, the Target Emission Rate will be…

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Future Homes Standard updates – What you need to know from Day 1

Future Homes Standard updates – What you need to know from Day 1. After months of speculation and delay, we can finally confirm there has been movement with the Future Homes Standard, and confirmation that…

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GLA – Are Ambient Loop Heating Systems the future?

Are Ambient Loop Heating Systems the future? Energy targets on new developments continue to push us towards a zero-carbon standard. That, combined with the Government’s plan to phase out fossil fuel heating in new builds,…

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Tough new Life Cost Targets on London’s new builds

Tough new Life Cost Targets on London’s new builds Developers who work on London’s largest residential schemes already know the stringent, additional challenges they need to comply with to meet the capital’s strict carbon targets.…

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