Ireland is about to make the jump to NZEB (Near Zero Energy Building). NZEB is the new EU building standard to be implemented in each EU country by 2021.
The MAIN changes to the regulations affecting residential are as follows:
# New builds will have to meet a partial A2, less than 45 kWhrs/m2/year.
# Where an existing building undergoes material renovation involving at least 25% of the surface area of a house, it will now be required to meet a B2. It is worth noting that this is only two steps behind the current new build regulations of A3.
# The nearly zero or very low amount of energy required is covered to a very significant extent by energy from renewable sources including energy from renewable resources produced on-site or nearby.
# The avoidance of the need for cooling.
# The MPEPC in DEAP is reduced from 0.4 to 0.3.
# The MPCPC in DEAP is reduced from 0.46 to 0.35.
# The addition of RER, (Renewable Energy Ratio).
DOWNLOAD the DRAFT Technical Guidance for the new Part L HERE.
DOWNLOAD the DRAFT Technical Guidance for the new Part F HERE.
See the full consultation on the Departments website HERE.