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Public consultation on review of Part L & F of Building Regulations

Damien English, TD, Minister for Housing and Urban Development, has announced the public consultation on the proposed review of the following parts of the Building Regulations:

— Part L (Conservation of Fuel and Energy), Dwellings, the accompanying Technical Guidance Document L for Dwellings; and Draft DEAP 4.1;

— Part F (Ventilation), the accompanying Technical Guidance Document F; a draft Installation and Commissioning of Ventilation Systems for Dwellings – Achieving Compliance with Part F 2018;

— A detailed Regulatory Impact Assessment with modelled examples and estimated costs is also included in the public consultation material.

See link — www.housing.gov.ie/housing/building-standards/tgd-part-f-ventilation/public-consultation-review-part-l-f-building

The closing date for the receipt of submissions and comments is no later than 5:30pm on Friday, 8 June 2018.

Why the public consultation                                                                                                                    Directive 2010/31/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council on the energy performance of buildings (Recast) sets requirements at an EU level for Member States to improve the energy performance of buildings and to make an important contribution to the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions.

As part of the implementation of this Directive it is proposed to amend Building Regulations Part L Conservation of Fuel and Energy- Dwellings, and Building Regulations Part F Ventilation.

How to get involved                                                                                                                              Submissions and comments on the review of Part L and/or Part F should be submitted on the Templates for Submissions only and sent by email to buildingstandards@housing.gov.ie