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NBS Building Regulations - 6.3.1What is the building emission rate (BER)?

 

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6.3.1      What is the building emission rate (BER)?

6.3.1      What is the building emission rate (BER)?

6.3.1 What is the building emission rate (BER)?

 

The BER  "The amount of carbon dioxide in kilograms emitted per square metre of floor area per year as the result of the provision of heating, cooling, hot water, ventilation and internal fixed lighting. This may be in the form of a prediction at design stage or a prediction based on the as-built dwelling, taking into account the results of air permeability tests. It is calculated using the SAP energy calculation tool (for details refer to Appendix 6.3). " is the weight of carbon dioxide (CO2) emitted by the actual building per m² of floor area. BER  "The amount of carbon dioxide in kilograms emitted per square metre of floor area per year as the result of the provision of heating, cooling, hot water, ventilation and internal fixed lighting. This may be in the form of a prediction at design stage or a prediction based on the as-built dwelling, taking into account the results of air permeability tests. It is calculated using the SAP energy calculation tool (for details refer to Appendix 6.3). " is calculated only for non-domestic buildings, and for dwellings  "A self-contained unit designed to accommodate a single household. Rooms for residential purposes are not dwellings so Part L2A is applicable to their construction. " over 450m2.


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