The average house spends more than £1200 on fuel bills each year which can be up
to 50% more than necessary due to the lack of energy saving measures implemented
in the home.
Code for Sustainable Homes; on 1st May 2008 the government introduced a mandatory
assessment method which measures the sustainability of a new home against nine categories
of sustainable design (m) denotes a mandatory performance requirement. Management
and Ecology are more relevant to large developers and/or construction companies.
· Energy and CO2 emissions (m)
· Water (m)
· Materials (m)
· Surface Water Run-off (m)
· Waste (m)
· Health and Wellbeing (m)
Assessments are carried out in two phases:
· An initial assessment is carried out at the design stage based on detailed documentary
evidence and commitments which results in an interim certificate of compliance.
· Final assessment and certification is carried out at the post construction stage.
Based on the design stage review, this includes a confirmation of compliance, including
site records and visual inspection, and results in a final certificate of compliance.