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BCIA Releases New Technical Guides

BCIA Releases New Technical Guides
14 February 2023

The Building Controls Industry Association has published two new technical guides that cover building assessment schemes and regulations for commercial buildings.

The Building Controls Industry Association’s (BCIA) Technical Guides are designed to help members and those in the building controls and BEMS industry work more effectively.

BCIA President Graeme Rees said “With an ever-increasing focus on sustainability and net-zero anyone working in the built environment should be familiar with Building Assessment Schemes and up-to-date sustainability goals. These new technical guides are an excellent resource providing an easy reference overview on these subjects.” 


Building Assessment Schemes


The first guide covers the various Building Assessment Schemes, including BREEAM, LEED, NABERS, RESET, WELL Being Standard, and WiredScore. Building Assessment Schemes set performance standards for the built environment, including new builds and refurbishment schemes, by assessing a project’s environmental impact through the design, specification, construction and operation phases of a building.


UK and European Regulations for Non-Domestic Buildings


The second guide provides an overview of the UK and European Regulations for non-domestic buildings.

Non-domestic buildings account for 11 per cent of the total annual energy consumption and carbon emissions throughout the UK and Europe. Historically driven by the European Union and adopted into UK law, the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD) and the Energy Efficiency Directive (EED), have been the instruments to regulate energy consumption and set targets to reach net-zero carbon emissions.

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Article written by Ella Tansley | Published 14 February 2023


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