Document L ensures that year-on-year new build houses result in less and less CO2 emissions
Document L applies to newbuild properties and certain new extensions. Year on year the standards for energy and power conservation must be increased in order to reduce CO2 emissions resulting from the new building. This is a very important step in mitigating climate change. This means that planners, architects, and self-builders have to specify renewable forms of heating, more efficient lighting, higher levels of insulation, achieve better air tightness, etc, to achieve this reduction in emissions and comply with Doc L.
So document L ensures that year-on-year new build houses result in less and less CO2 emissions.
The SAP (Standard Accessment Procedure) was set up to enable house planners to calculate the emissions savings of the house that they are designing and so ensure that the design complies with Doc L. Software makes this SAP calculation relatively simple.
There is a very easy way to comply with document L. This is to do with the fuel that is used for heating.....
Document L and wood stove pages:
1 - What is Doc L?
2 - CO2 emissions from fuels
3 - Effect on SAP calculations
4 - Fuel prices
5 - Consultation and installation design by experts in the field
6 - A stove is a valued feature in a house
7 - Summary