Looking firmly toward low and zero energy performance
Energy reduction in buildings is a key part of the UK response to climate change, and of meeting the challenges of resource depletion and energy security.
Forty percent of the UK’s energy consumption and carbon emissions are attributable to the operational energy requirements of buildings; as a consequence there is a sustained drive to achieve better standards of energy efficiency across all sectors.
In terms of new buildings the agenda is looking firmly toward low and zero energy performance, there is no doubt that regulations will change the way that buildings are constructed and the products and materials that are used. This CO2 calculator tool is a step in the right direction to enable this to happen, for specifiers to make a more informed and cost effective selection to achieve low energy building envelopes.