Policy status:In Force
Date Effective:2002
Policy Type:Regulatory Instruments, Policy Support
Policy Target:Buildings>New buildings, Buildings>Existing buildings
Agency:Department of the Environment and Local Government
Description:On 6 June 2002 the Minister for Environment signed into law Regulations amending Part L of the Building Regulations (1992). The new regulations tightened insulation standards for new buildings. New thermal performance standards for replacement external doors, windows and roof-lights (roof windows) in existing dwellings where work commences on or after 1 July 2003 were also set. These improved regulations are a key part of the commitment to improve the energy efficiency of the built environment as set out in the National Climate Change Strategy. These Regulations are projected to reduce CO2 emissions by 300 000 tonnes per annum by the year 2012.

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