Pick Everard are supporting CIBSE and the Building Performance Network in their letter to the Committee on Climate Change (CCC) to set out the case for a change in Building Regulations to take account of in-use carbon emissions and energy usage to ensure our buildings contribute to meeting the targets set out by the CCC and accepted by Government in the Climate Change Act.
The article below reinforces that view and takes it further. There are positive signs to address some of those either through regulations or industry and clients taking direct action. Along way to go though.
Where do existing building regulations fail to drive performance? Build quality Indoor air quality Occupant health Occupant comfort Overheating Good design Toxicity of products (except in ground) Breathability – i.e. the capacity of a building top self-regulate moisture Embodied energy (carbon) Noise especially in domestic dwellings (except for some minor elements) Renewables Water efficiency Condensation risk analysis Cold bridging Material choice Material recycling and recycled content