Part-L Like It's 201005 September 2008
With changes to Part L of the Building Regulations looming, Pilkington has launched Bulletin 8 Part L 2010 to advise the glazing and building industry about the Part L 2010 process and its implications. It has been well publicised by the Government that in 2010 they will make significant step changes to Part L of the Building Regulations for England and Wales. Immediately after the last change to Part L in 2006, the following energy and carbon improvements targets were published; 25 per cent by 2010, 44 per cent by 2013 and 100 per cent by 2016.
Bulletin 8 Part L 2010 outlines the current framework, the Part L 2010 revision process and what factors will determine the windows used in a 2010 compliant building for new and existing commercial and domestic buildings. It also looks at the methods used to evaluate window energy performance, including Window Energy Ratings and SAP (Standard Assessment procedure).
Phil Brown, European Standards, Pilkington Building Products – Europe, said: “With 2010 just over a year away, now is the time for architects, specifiers and the glazing industry to get to grips with Part L and the upcoming changes and this is why we have produced this bulletin. The ways in which windows will be evaluated in the context of Part L take into account the positive energy benefits of glazing, which is great news for the glazing industry.”