Available for immediate download, the Building Controls Industry Association (BCIA) has published two new Technical Guides.
The first of these Guides covers the various Building Assessment Schemes. This includes BREEAM, LEED, NABERS, RESET, WELL Being Standard, and WiredScore. Building Assessment Schemes set performance standards for the built environment, including new builds and refurbishment schemes, by assessing a project’s environmental impact through the design, specification, construction and operation phases of a building.
The second Guide provides an overview of the UK and European Regulations for non-domestic buildings – this classification of real estate accounts for 11 % of the total annual energy consumption and carbon emissions throughout the UK and Europe.
Historically driven by the European Union and adopted into UK law, the Energy Performance of Buildings directive (EPBD) and the Energy Efficiency Directive (EED), have been the instruments to regulate energy consumption and set targets to reach net zero carbon emissions. Since the UK left the European Union, the department for Business, Environment, and Industrial strategy (BEIS) has become responsible for setting the environmental, net zero and sustainable goals for the future.
The BCIA’s Technical Guides are designed to help members and those in the building controls and BEMS industry work more effectively.
All Technical Guides can be downloaded from the ‘Technical Guides‘ section of the BCIA website.
Priva is a long-standing member of the BCIA – and has been heavily involved in these two publications as members of the BCIA’s Technical Working Group. Our Business Development and Technical Teams look forward to sharing these important and useful documents with our Partner network.