26 November 2019 | Marino Donati
The Institute of Workplace and Facilities Management (IWFM) is calling for members to respond to government consultations on energy performance and the built environment.
IWFM says that submitting views on two consultations by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, and the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government, would help to shape new energy-efficiency standards in non-domestic private rented buildings and the UK's housing sector.
In its consultation Non-domestic Private Rented Sector Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards: Future Trajectory to 2030, the government is seeking views on the best way to improve the energy performance of buildings through tighter minimum energy standards.
The consultation The Future Homes Standard: changes to Part L and Part F of the Building Regulations for New Dwellings sets out proposals on the energy-efficiency requirements for new homes from 2020, in particular changes to Part L (conservation of fuel and power) and Part F (ventilation) of the building regulations, leading up to the introduction of the standard for all new houses by 2025.
IWFM said it would be gathering expert views from individuals and special interest groups over the coming weeks and would finalise responses to the consultations in January.