Code for Sustainable Homes: Technical Guide, May 2009
Department for Communities and Local Government, 2009 - Architecture - 292 pages
Offers the information to support the Government's Code for Sustainable Homes, the national environmental assessment method for rating and clarifying the performance of new homes. This guide is suitable for construction professionals wanting to understand the technical background to and process of achieving a Code rating for new build homes.
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achieve Assessment Methodology Design Assessor Site Inspection available Mandatory Elements building envelope Building Regulations Building Research Establishment Calculation Procedures Checklists and Tables CO2 emissions Code for Sustainable Code Level Code Service Provider communal composting confirming Credits are awarded credits available Mandatory Default Definitions and Calculations DEFRA demonstrate compliance Schedule dwelling EcoHomes ecological features energy efficient Energy Saving Trust Energy Type Environment Agency evidence provided Evidence Required external Flood Risk Assessment Floor Area Green Guide greywater Home User Guide Information required internal Issue ID Description Lifetime Homes light fittings luminous efficacy materials Methodology Design Stage Microgeneration minimum NOx emissions performance Post Construction Stage rainwater read in conjunction recycling reduce required to demonstrate Robust Details SAP 2005 Worksheet SAP box Schedule of Evidence Secured by Design security lighting sound insulation specifications and evidence standards Suitably Qualified Ecologist Sustainable Homes SWMP targets timber Waste Management zero carbon