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The Building and Approved Inspectors (Amendment) Regulations 2006

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New Part VA (energy performance of buildings)

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15.  After Part V (notices and plans) insert the following Part—

PART VAEnergy Performance of Buildings

Methodology of calculation of the energy performance of buildings

17A.  The Secretary of State shall approve a methodology of calculation of the energy performance of buildings.

Minimum energy performance requirements for buildings

17B.  The Secretary of State shall approve minimum energy performance requirements for new buildings, in the form of target CO2 emission rates, which shall be based upon the methodology approved pursuant to regulation 17A.

New buildings

17C.  Where a building is erected, it shall not exceed the target CO2 emission rate for the building that has been approved pursuant to regulation 17B.

Consequential improvements to energy performance

17D.(1) Paragraph (2) applies to an existing building with a total useful floor area over 1,000m2 where the proposed building work consists of or includes—

(a)an extension;

(b)the initial provision of any fixed building services; or

(c)an increase to the installed capacity of any fixed building services.

(2) Subject to paragraph (3), where this paragraph applies, such work, if any, shall be carried out as is necessary to ensure that the building complies with the requirements of Part L of Schedule 1.

(3) Nothing in paragraph (2) requires work to be carried out if it is not technically, functionally and economically feasible.

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17E.  In this Part “building” means the building as a whole or parts of it that have been designed or altered to be used separately..

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