Conservation of Fuel and Power
Amendments to Part F of the Building Regulations in Northern Ireland, including the supporting Technical Booklet Guidance, are expected to have a significant impact on glass and glazing products in residential and non-residential buildings. High performance, energy efficient glass and windows are expected to play a crucial role in delivering nearly zero energy buildings (nZEB) in Northern Ireland.
Following an earlier consultation, The Department of Finance (DoF) has published new Technical Booklet guidance to Part F (conservation of fuel and power) of the Building Regulations in Northern Ireland. Applicable from 30th
June 2022, the changes apply mainly to new buildings and certain large extensions and are envisaged as an interim step towards nearly zero energy requirements for new buildings.
The new guidance requires new buildings to better the Target carbon dioxide Emissions Rate (TER) by at least the following:
|Improvements in TER
| New dwellings
|New buildings other than dwellings
|40% (new houses)
25% (new flats)
To access the new Technical Booklets for Northern Ireland, please click here.
If you have any questions on the proposed amendments to Technical Booklet Guidance to Part F for 2022 in Northern Ireland and what the implications might be for glass, please complete our online contact form, selecting 'Architect' or 'Trade' as the Enquiry Type and 'Part L' as the Nature of Your Enquiry.