Enhancing building energy efficiency with accountable system of building regulations compliance

Ahern, Eymard, Desai, Api and Jimenez-Bescos, Carlos (2018) Enhancing building energy efficiency with accountable system of building regulations compliance. In: International Conference on Energy, Environment and Economics (ICEEE 2017), 11-13 December 2017, Edinburgh, UK.

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This paper reports a study of how a Building Control system of accountability can improve compliance and enhance building energy efficiency in new buildings. Research to date has presented many non- compliance issues with Part L of the Building Regulations in the dealing either with design or construction. Based on a literature review, the paper notes as to how some European countries such as Ireland have set out to improve Building Regulations compliance by ensuring that certificates of compliance are provided by each member of the design team to certify the design is compliant, in conjunction with building contractors’ and building certifiers’ certifying that the construction is compliant. Although comprehensive in its nature, this approach in turn, puts additional professional accountability on each member of the design team, the building contractor, the sub-contractors’ and certifiers’ in terms of accurately identifying non-compliance, rectifying the problem and certifying compliance. By exploring and understanding the nature of this additional professional accountability, the paper sets out the problems with a system of accountability faced by certifiers’ and other building professionals involved in the certification process.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Keywords: Building Control, Building Regulations, compliance, energy efficiency
Faculty: ARCHIVED Faculty of Science & Technology (until September 2018)
Depositing User: Dr Carlos Jimenez-Bescos
Date Deposited: 01 Mar 2018 15:47
Last Modified: 05 May 2022 12:47
URI: https://arro.anglia.ac.uk/id/eprint/702787

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