What does Part L mean for commercial buildings?

With non-domestic buildings responsible for 18% of all CO2 emissions in the UK, business owners and managers across the private, public and industrial sectors along with the right enabling legislation play a crucial role when it comes to leading the UK economy into a low-carbon, sustainable future.

Building Regulations Approved Document L is one vital piece in the jigsaw that will help to decarbonise commercial buildings. The revised Part L came into force on 6th April 2014 and requires energy efficiency standards of new non-domestic buildings across to England to improve by 9% on the 2010 regulations – a useful measure in the face of increasing energy costs and conservation demands.

However, heightened levels of insulation and air tightness in line with the new efficiency standards can result in poor indoor climate, with potentially harmful effects on occupants, visitors and the building fabric.

Therefore it is all the more important to choose a total climate control solution that allows fresh air circulation and delivers on adaptable indoor comfort without compromising system efficiency.

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