Written answers

Wednesday, 10 July 2019

Department of Housing, Planning, and Local Government

Building Regulations

Photo of Catherine MartinCatherine Martin (Dublin Rathdown, Green Party)
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423. To ask the Minister for Housing, Planning, and Local Government when the submissions received relating to TGD F of the building regulations and the documents constituting his consideration of the submissions will be put on his Department's website. [30398/19]

Photo of Damien EnglishDamien English (Meath West, Fine Gael)
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Amendments to Part L of the Building Regulations, giving effect to Nearly Zero Energy Building (NZEB) Regulations and Major Renovation Regulations, were published earlier this year. The regulations aim to make all new residential dwellings 70% more energy efficient than the performance requirements in 2005. In conjunction with this, amendments to Part F of the Building Regulations were published, which relate to ventilation. The NZEB standard is achieved, in part, through improved air tightness in a building.

The public consultation on the review of Part F and Part L of the Building Regulations took place from April 9 to June 8 2018. Over 1,000 comments/submissions were received, 303 of which were in relation to Part F. These were assessed and taken into consideration when Part F of the Building Regulations and the accompanying technical guidance was reviewed. These will be published on my Department's website over the coming weeks, subject to respecting any data protection and commercial confidentiality issues that may arise.

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