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The Future Buildings Standard

Applies to England

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Summary

Consultation on changes to Part L (conservation of fuel and power) and Part F (ventilation) of the Building Regulations for non-domestic buildings and dwellings; and overheating in new residential buildings.

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Consultation description

This consultation is the second stage of our 2-part consultation on proposed changes to Part L (Conservation of fuel and power) and Part F (ventilation) of the Building Regulations. It builds on the Future Homes Standard consultation by setting out energy and ventilation standards for non-domestic buildings, existing homes and includes proposals to mitigate against overheating in residential buildings.

It sets out proposals for a Future Buildings Standard, which provides a pathway to highly efficient non-domestic buildings which are zero carbon ready, better for the environment and fit for the future.

Supporting documents:

Note (21 January) a correction has been made to paragraph 6.7.14 on water treatment and water softening to better reflect the content of the draft Approved Document. We have also updated Question 118 which relates to the paragraph.

Documents

Published 19 January 2021
Last updated 27 January 2021 + show all updates
  1. A correction has been made to the consultation document to state the proposed minimum U-value of pedestrian doors as 1.4 W/m2K in Tables 3.2 and 3.3. This aligns with the content of the draft Approved Document L2.

  2. A correction has been made to paragraph 6.7.14 on water treatment and water softening to better reflect the content of the draft Approved Document. Question 118 is also updated, which relates to the paragraph.

  3. First published.