Project: Fires In Enclosed Car Parks

A project for Communities and Local Government Sustainable Buildings Division Fires in car parks are fortunately quite rare, but, although there have been few deaths or injuries recorded to date in the UK, there are concerns regarding new and emerging risks from modern cars and alternative fuels. It is essential that the Building Regulations (via Approved … Continue reading “Project: Fires In Enclosed Car Parks”

Project: Review and findings: A Review of Part B of the Building Regulations

Welcome to the review of Part B of the Building Regulations. BRE was appointed by CLG (formerly ODPM) to support a review of Part B (Fire safety) of the Building Regulations.  CLG published their consultation paper in July 2005 and the consultation ended on 18 November in the same year.  Around 240 formal responses to … Continue reading “Project: Review and findings: A Review of Part B of the Building Regulations”

New insights into air conditioning in the UK

DECC Study on Energy Use by Air-Conditioning This study comprises several different elements, each directed at improving DECC’s understanding and characterisation of UK electricity consumption by air conditioning in non-domestic buildings; especially that used to support the cooling function (rather than air handling). These include: analysis of measured consumptions in offices including annual electricity consumption, … Continue reading “New insights into air conditioning in the UK”

Report: Domestic energy fact file

Domestic energy factfile – energy efficiency of the British housing stock. The purpose of this report is to gather together in one volume data on important trends related to domestic energy use, and in particular on the measures that have been taken to improve energy efficiency. Most of the tables relate to total housing stock and will … Continue reading “Report: Domestic energy fact file”

Carbon Reduction Measures in the Higher Education Sector

The Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) and Salix Finance’s Revolving Green Fund (RGF) provides funding to help Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) in England reduce carbon emissions. Between 2008 and 2013, the RGF has made £61 million available to provide recoverable grants to institutions for projects that reduce their emissions. Institutions will repay the … Continue reading “Carbon Reduction Measures in the Higher Education Sector”

Reports: Energy use in homes

A series of reports on domestic energy use in England These reports consider the energy efficiency characteristics of the English housing stock, as described by the English House Condition Survey (EHCS). The set of reports based on the 2001 survey examines the provision of heating facilities, the characteristics of fuel consumption, the energy efficiency characteristics … Continue reading “Reports: Energy use in homes”

Project: Carbon Detectives

A project supported by the Intelligent Energy Europe Programme. Carbon Detectives is a three year project aiming to integrate the principles, values and practices of sustainable development into education and learning. The scheme will encourage and inspire teachers and 8-14 years old pupils across 10 European countries to reduce the carbon footprint in schools whilst … Continue reading “Project: Carbon Detectives”