UK statutory carbon and energy reporting generally encompasses the requirements of Building Control and Local Planning Authorities which impact on the design and construction of new build and refurbishment projects.
Part L & EPCs
Part L of the UK Building Regulations is the Government’s statutory tool for controlling the likely carbon emissions from new and existing domestic and non-domestic buildings. To demonstrate that you comply with current Part L requirements you will need to provide a BRUKL (Building Regulations UK Part L) report, produced by an accredited professional such as a CIBSE Low Carbon Consultant.
Part L is revised every three years, with carbon reduction targets made more stringent each time. As such, early engagement with your BRUKL assessor is becoming increasingly important. Building orientation, glazing configurations, construction material selection and servicing strategies will all impact significantly on the outcome of the BRUKL assessment. The most successful projects see the assessor working with the Architect during project inception to ensure that Part L compliance is achieved in the most cost effective manner.
In addition to BRUKL reports, Planners and Building Control will require an Energy Performance Certificate for your build. These are also required on sale or let of any existing building.
Parker Wilson Sustain LLP use TAS dynamic modelling software to produce BRUKL compliance reports and EPCs. The use of DSM allows for the greatest level of modelling accuracy regardless of the size or complexity of the site. Parker Wilson Sustain LLP have CIBSE Low Carbon Consultants (LCC) and Low Carbon Energy Assessors (LCEA) accredited to produce Part L compliance reports and provide advice on the most efficient and cost effective methods to meet compliance criteria.