The Energy Performance of Buildings Regulations 2016
What is the amended legislation: The Energy Performance of Buildings (Certificates and Inspections) (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2016.
These Regulations amend the: Energy Performance of Buildings (Certificates and Inspections) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2008
Who does this affect: Northern Ireland
When does this change take place: 1st December 2016
These Regulations amend the Energy Performance of Buildings (Certificates and Inspections) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2008 (“the principal Regulations”)(5). The principal Regulations implement in part, Directive 2010/31/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 19 May 2010 on the energy performance of buildings (recast)(6)(“the Directive”). Regulation 4 of these regulations amends the definitions of “asset rating” and “operational rating”.
New definitions are provided for “energy performance”, to reflect the wording in Article 2(4) of the Directive, and “national calculation methodology”, to suitably define the Government’s methodology for the energy assessment of buildings in accordance with Article 3 and Annex I of the Directive. Regulations 5 and 6 clarify that reference values provided on energy performance certificates and display energy certificates are to make it possible to compare and assess the energy performance of the building in accordance with Article 11(1) of the Directive. Regulation 7(1) amends regulation 15 of the principal Regulations which requires certain air conditioning systems to be inspected periodically.
The amendment requires “accessible parts of the system” to be inspected to more closely reflect the wording in Article 15 of the Directive. Regulation 7(2) amends regulation 16(2) of the principal Regulations to reflect the wording in Article 16 of the Directive; notably that the advice should provide cost effective recommendations. Regulation 8 amends regulation 19 of the principal Regulations to ensure that inspection reports shall be carried out by members of accreditation schemes in accordance with Articles 17 and 18.
Full text available here: http://legislation.data.gov.uk/nisr/2016/395/made/data.pdf
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