“The UK is committed to a reduction in overall national carbon emissions of 80% by 2050, and the Government has indicated that in order to achieve this there must be a near-100% reduction in the emissions from buildings – both new and old, both residential and non domestic.”
I am an Architectural Masters Student and for my Thesis I am looking at building regulations relating to change of use and conversions to Domestic use.
The 2013 building regulations have been well publicised that new buildings need to meet new ‘Zero Carbon standards’ but nothing has changed since 2010 for renovations and conversions.
I am trying to gather figures on the amount of renovations and conversion that are happening nationally, as well as get a general opinion from people carrying out the work if they feel the current regulations are adequate, excessive or not enough.
If anyone knows where this information is available It would be very much appreciated, as well as hearing your opinions and experiences..