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Up to date information on the influences on the construction industry

What's it all about?

Finding the time to read through new industry strategies, plans and other legislative pieces can be difficult. This is why we have a team of people working to not only understand, but also to influence the direction of the industry, so we are able to keep you up to date with the changes which affect HVAC specification.

Download the Diversity Guide

To ensure the efficient and cost-effective design of an ambient network solution, diversity factors need to be correctly considered when calculating the energy demands of the development.

TÜV SÜD and Wallace Whittle, in collaboration with GDHV, have compiled a design guide that assists with the correct sizing, system design and effective implementation of the Zeroth Energy System, highlighting the main considerations and calculations that need to be made.

It’s time to rethink HVAC specification

Before the end of 2020, industry will need to adapt HVAC strategies and building design in order to adhere to new compliance regulations.

Government has clear ambition for the housing of the future, with the 2020 update to Part L and Part F aligning the built environment with the future direction of UK sustainability policy.

With four proposed compliance metrics to meet - do you have your new HVAC strategy ready?

Change is coming...
Primary Energy

The EU’s Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD) requires the UK to build Nearly Zero Energy Buildings from the 31st December 2020.

To comply with this target, government is using the approaching update to Approved Documents L and F of the Building Regulations to enforce the terms of the EPBD, and the outcome of these consultations will be released later this year.



How to: Make the most of decarbonisation

As new scientific data emerges on the worsening effects of climate change the Government is reviewing the UK’s contribution to global greenhouse gas emissions.


A Technology for Changing Compliance: An Edel eBook

Regulations and regional requirements are moving us ever closer to achieving nearly zero energy buildings (NZEBs) before the end of 2020. This is resulting in the need for alternative HVAC solutions to meet lower carbon targets.

staying on target

Staying on target

Combining nearly zero energy buildings and low carbon HVAC solutions.

The Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD) sets a target for all new buildings within member states to be Nearly Zero Energy Buildings (NZEBs) by the 31st December 2020.

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The Changing face of compliance: An Edel infographic and case study

This infographic and case study looks at the benefits that an Edel and panel heater solution can bring to a new residential development.

Staying on target

The Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD) sets a target for all new buildings within member states to be Nearly Zero Energy Buildings (NZEBs) by the 31st December 2020.

Nearly Zero Energy Buildings

One of the directive’s main initiatives was to ensure that all member states only build nearly zero energy buildings (NZEBs) after the 31st December 2020.

The benefits of ambient networks in residential apartments

To meet increasingly stricter compliance targets, building designers are progressively needing to seek alternatives to traditional HVAC strategies, especially within high-rise residential projects.