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Passive house: an alternative method of meeting Part L?

Thursday, December 11, 2014

One of the great riddles of sustainable building in Ireland is that it’s possible to make a building too energy efficient to meet our energy efficiency regulations – or more specifically to meet the guidance document associated with that regulation. But targets set out in guidance documents are not legally binding, argues Philip Lee, an expert in energy law, meaning there may be room for proven low energy building approaches such as the passive house standard – with a few caveats to satisfy aspects of Part L – to be accepted as alternative methods of compliance.  Read the full article.