Tag : Building Regulations
A predicted tripling of heat-related deaths in the UK over the next 30 years will require a drastic rethink of overheating in buildings and cooling provision in urban areas, a parliamentary select committee has warned.
A new Committee on Climate Change (CCC) report for parliament has called for the urgent publication of a clear strategy to tackle overheating in both new and existing properties.
A government commitment to require mandatory electrical safety checks every five years for systems introduced to rented properties is to be introduced into law as soon as “parliamentary time allows”.
September’s RAC Magazine includes a look at parliamentary and industry concerns that have been raised over the challenges in tackling overheating within the nation’s buildings as government faces calls to amend Building Regulations accordingly.
Building Regulations must be amended to address a lack of government policy on limiting potential overheating in homes, a new report on the UK’s susceptibility to heatwaves has said.