Building (Amend) Regs (Northern Ireland) 2014

25th February 2014


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The Building (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2014 came into force on 25 February 2014

25 February 2014

Built environment - Northern Ireland

The Building (Amendment) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2014 revise the types of buildings that must meet minimum fuel and power conservation standards and the circumstances where these requirements apply.

High-efficiency alternative systems must be considered for buildings to be erected. New buildings for occupation by public authorities are required to be "nearly zero-energy" by 1 January 2019.

All other new buildings must be "nearly zero-energy" by 31 December 2020.

The regulations define “nearly zero-energy building” as one with a very high energy performance, where the "very low amount of energy required" should be covered to a significant extent by energy from renewable sources.


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