Integrated approach to Energy Efficient Buildings is key to ensuring compliance and mitigating Risk

It is often said that buildings are responsible for approximately half of the country’s CO2 emissions and in terms of energy, 50% of energy usage in the UK is from the built environment.

With the weight of the new EU and National Government energy efficiency directives applying pressure to local authorities, an inconsistency has arisen throughout the UK, as local authority planning departments interpret the EU directive independently and introduce their own sustainability policies. Many local planning departments now insist a stringent sustainability policy that requires a minimum percentage of specific energy needs from decentralised and renewable, or low-carbon energy.

Planning departments have also incorporated framework structures to reduce predicted CO2 emissions.

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