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It’s official: government to scrap Code for Sustainable Homes


The code has helped raise standards and is also a double edged sword with perceived costs stalling developments and implementation. One of the issues for the code was to reduce emissions and fuel costs, however little attention if any has been paid to the heating in the buildings, especially the heat emitters. In Europe they use similar heating to us with low temperature heat emitters, i.e Aluminium radiators with low temperature design of 50c. Installing these alone will reduce fuel consumption by lowering the boiler flow temperature from 7/80 c down to 50/55c, and reduce over-run from boilers that modulate and cycle, thus reducing C02. This is a simple, extremely cost effective means to achieving lower costs and making all homes New and existing, greener while maintaining comfort levels. I do hope that the new regulations will look to what is available. The new BRE SAP report December 2012 -9-92 , section 9.3 states that heating systems should be based on low energy with heat emitters (radiators) that are designed to provide the same level of heat as required but at `50c flow design temperature, ideally not exceeding 45c, even on the `design day` - a day with cold weather conditions chosen for calculating the maximum heat loss of the building`. This has still not be realised and is the easiest lowest cost option for ALL hydraulic heating systems. Welcome to 2014, these are available now and have been for 40 years. To find out more if you are interested, check out www.fond-nova.co.uk, or contact us at enquiries@fondital.co.uk

Posted date

20 March, 2014

Posted time

4:36 pm