What is ESOS?

One of the methods in moving towards a carbon zero 2050 adopted by the current UK government has been to create energy-saving schemes for households and businesses, such as the Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS).

 

What is ESOS?

The ESOS is a mandatory energy assessment scheme for large organisations in the UK. It was introduced as a part of the government’s response to Article 8 of the EU Energy Efficiency Directive (EED) – a common framework of measures for increasing energy efficiency within the European Union back in 2012. 

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Air Tightness testing affected by Government Building Regulation updates

On 15th December 2021, the government published their updated Building Regulations for England, which included amendments to Approved Document F (Ventilation) and Approved Document L (Conservation of fuel and power), as well as the release of a new approved document for Overheating (Part O).

Here, we’ll take a look at how the changes to Part L, in particular, affect one of our services – Air Tightness Testing.

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How Has Ventilation Testing been affected by Approved Document F?

What is Approved Document F?

Approved Document F specifically applies to a building’s ventilation and indoor air quality. This statutory guidance document dictates that adequate ventilation must be provided to guard against internal moisture build-up that could adversely impact the property’s structure. If not addressed, condensation and poor indoor airflow can affect the long-term health and wellbeing of residents.

In this post, we’ll consider some of the impacts the new legislation will have on Ventilation Testing and how JosTec can help. 

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Types of Residential Boilers in the UK

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There are three main types of boilers for residential properties in the UK: combi boilers, system boilers and conventional boilers. Which one is best will depend on your needs and what is important to you. There are also a number of alternatives coming onto the market in the UK like air source heat pumps and other, often eco-friendlier ways in which to heat your home and water.

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