Do Ireland’s energy efficiency regulations penalise energy efficiency?

What’s not to like about building regulations that demand 60% energy savings compared to boom time standards, and mandate the use of renewable energy? Glitches in the guidance documents, that’s what – glitches that unwittingly disincentivise energy efficiency best practice and risk causing building damage and compromising occupant health.

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  • Petra Kondres Tomazic Petra Kondres Tomazic 26.01.2014 03:35
    I completely agree that more attention should be directed towards the calculation methods (even ...

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    Tomás O Leary himself moved from the town to the countryside and built a 365m2 house and he is now ...

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