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Heat of the moment


The need for increased energy efficiency is having a major impact on the way that heating and ventilation products are designed, manufactured, specified and installed. Rob Shepherd examines how electrical contractors are complying with the requirements of Part F and Part L of the Building Regulations and the potential opportunities offered by the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI)


T 24 ECA Today September 2011


he heating and ventilation sector is at the forefront of the move towards low to zero carbon emitting buildings. The use of products that allow us to heat our buildings, reduce heat loss and maintain


the quality of air plays a major role meeting this important objective.


Playing a part When it was first published in 2006, Part L of the Building Regulations (Conservation of Fuel and Power) had the primary goal of saving a million tonnes of carbon per year by 2010. The Code for Sustainable Homes, Energy Performance Certificates, the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive and microgeneration targets have since added to the pressure to reduce carbon reductions. Whereas Part L exists to promote energy efficiency,


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