These have taken my interest...
Code for Sustainable Homes
Climate change is a serious and urgent issue. In 2004, more than a quarter of the UK’s carbon dioxide emissions – a major cause of climate change – came from the energy we use to heat, light and run our homes. So it’s vital to ensure that homes are built in a way that minimises the use of energy and reduces these harmful emissions.
Play the Part L Building Regs Game
Understand the various combinations of home improvements under the updated Part L Building Regulations.
Planning Portal - UK government's online service for planning
The Planning Portal is the UK government's online service for planning. Use the tools and information to find out about planning in your area and what development you can perform around your house.
Part L - Conservation of fuel and power
Heat Loss calculation
Here's an example calculation of a house with a heating loss of 113.03 W/K
National Home Energy Rating
The NHER is committed to supporting the move to zero carbon, and currently see that the main barrier is the gathering and dissemination of knowledge.
THE LIGHTHOUSE: "The UK’s first zero-emission home"
The lighthouse is a prototype conforming to 2016 building regs.
BRE Innovation park: tours and workshops
Visit the BRE Innovation Park and learn about the latest innovative technologies and demonstration buildings.
HEATING WITH WOOD
Micro CHP technology
Inbuilt Consulting provides technical consultancy in the research, design and delivery of sustainable buildings.
Conventions for U-value calculations
This publication provides guidance on the use of the calculation methods used to determine of U-values of building materials based on various standards.
A final musing...
If houses are to be built in 2016 that only require 1kW for heating. (-1°C outside, 21°C inside), and the smallest wood chip boilers are rated at 15kW, does that mean communities will spring up with 15 houses around a shared communal Combined Heat and Power unit?
This page was last updated on the 17th November 2007