£8m performance gap review shows wide variations in “low carbon” emissions

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  1. This shows that the money spent on energy consultants is wasted. Instead of faffing about with numbers on spreadsheets, the money would be better spent on improved insulation. This could be easily achieved by simply raising elemental satndards in Part L..

  2. Very interesting article, what most of us have suspected and known but without the evidence. What redress against the energy consultants?

  3. Taking a fabric first approach to designing buildings helps reduce and sometimes eliminate this energy performance gap. Forget offsetting carbon emissions, reduce them from the outset. Following the core Passivhaus principles (Insulation, air tightness and no thermal bridging) does the trick.

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