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The Building (Amendment) (Wales) Regulations 2014

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Primary energy consumption rate and fabric performance values calculations

7.  After regulation 27 insert—

Primary energy consumption rate calculations

27A.(1) This regulation applies where a building (other than a dwelling) is erected and regulation 26A applies.

(2) Not later than the day before the work starts, the person carrying out the work must give the local authority a notice which specifies

(a)the target primary energy consumption rate for the building;

(b)the calculated primary energy consumption rate for the building as designed; and

(c)a list of specifications to which the building is to be constructed.

(3) Not later than five days after the work has been completed, the person carrying out the work must give the local authority

(a)a notice which specifies

(i)the target primary energy consumption rate for the building;

(ii)the calculated primary energy consumption rate for the building as constructed; and

(iii)whether the building has been constructed in accordance with the list of specifications referred to in paragraph 2(c), and if not a list of any changes to those specifications; or

(b)a certificate of the sort referred to in paragraph (4) accompanied by the information referred to in sub-paragraph (a).

(4) A local authority is authorised to accept, as evidence that the requirements of regulation 26A have been satisfied, a certificate to that effect by an energy assessor who is accredited to produce such certificates for that category of building.

(5) In this regulation, “specifications” means specifications used for the calculation of the primary energy consumption rate.

Fabric performance values calculations

27B.(1) This regulation applies where a dwelling is erected and regulation 26B applies.

(2) Not later than the day before the work starts, the person carrying out the work must give the local authority a notice which specifies

(a)the target fabric performance values for the dwelling;

(b)the calculated fabric performance values for the dwelling as designed; and

(c)a list of specifications to which the dwelling is to be constructed.

(3) Not later than five days after the work has been completed, the person carrying out the work must give the local authority

(a)a notice which specifies

(i)the target fabric performance values for the dwelling;

(ii)the calculated fabric performance values for the dwelling as constructed; and

(iii)whether the dwelling has been constructed in accordance with the list of specifications referred to in paragraph 2(c), and if not a list of any changes to those specifications; or

(b)a certificate of the sort referred to in paragraph (4) accompanied by the information referred to in sub-paragraph (a).

(4) A local authority is authorised to accept, as evidence that the requirements of regulation 26B have been satisfied, a certificate to that effect by an energy assessor who is accredited to produce such certificates for that category of building.

(5) In this regulation, “specifications” means specifications used for the calculation of the fabric performance values.

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