The fluctuation of temperatures within a building can be an issue as it involves the use of air-conditioning or the heating system. In the 1960s, scientists started to develop and experiment PCMs (phase-change materials) which have for advantage to store and release the heat when needed. Thanks to it, a reduction of up to eight hours can be achieve and it could save between 50 to 70 % the energy consumption in a dwelling/building.
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The Standard Assessment Procedure (SAP) is a method for evaluating and comparing the energy performance of dwellings in the UK. They provide a standardised method to underpin the UK’s environmental policies relating to energy performance in dwellings.
The CRC will affect organisations whose half-hourly metered electricity use exceeds 6,000MWh which currently translates to an electricity bill in excess of £500,000 per annum. Schools’ electricity consumption will be collated and reported by the Local Authority for all buildings in their area.
The emphasis of environmental awareness a healthier and greener way we live and work here in the UK is becoming evidently more and more. This is being pushed in a number of ways by Parliament due to the EU commitment to reduce energy consumption in the UK under the Kyoto agreement. From grass roots awareness in schools in terms of saving the planet and renewable energy, household recycling and car share schemes, green and sustainable construction and building regulations the introduction to Energy Performance Certificate legislation for buildings and now you may have sen the recent campaign for: