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Public Consultation on the Review of Building Regulations Part L (Conservation of Fuel and Energy) and European Union (Energy Performance of Buildings) Regulations

The Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government, Mr. Eoghan Murphy, T.D., has announced a public consultation on his intention to review Building Regulations, Part L (Conservation of Fuel and Energy) in respect of dwellings and buildings other that dwellings and to introduce standalone European Union (Energy Performance of Buildings) Regulations.

A detailed Regulatory Impact Assessment with modelled examples and order of magnitude costs is included in the public consultation material.

Why we are launching a Public Consultation

Directive 2010/31/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council on the energy performance of buildings (recast) as amended by Directive (EU) 2018/844 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 30 May 2018 introduces requirements for electrical vehicle recharging infrastructure. The Directive also requires installation of building automation and control systems in certain buildings and self-regulating devices for the separate regulation of temperature in each room or designated zone of certain buildings.

In order to transpose the requirements of this Directive and introduce additional requirements it is proposed to amend the requirements of Part L of the Second Schedule to the Building Regulations and it is also proposed to introduce standalone European Union (Energy Performance of Buildings) Regulations to legislate for provisions that do not fall under the scope of Building Regulations.

How to get involved

Submissions and comments on the review should be submitted on the Template for Submissions only and sent by email to buildingstandards@housing.gov.ie

Building Standards Policy,
Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government,
Custom House,
Dublin,
D01 W6X0,
Phone: +353 (1) 888 2093

The closing date for the receipt of submissions and comments is no later than 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday 05 February 2020

Terms and Conditions

All submissions and comments submitted to the Department for this purpose are subject to release under the Freedom of Information (FOI) Act 2014 and the European Communities (Access to Information on the Environment) Regulations 2007- 2014. Submissions are also subject to Data Protection legislation.

Personal, confidential or commercially sensitive information should not be included in your submission and it will be presumed that all information contained in your submission is releasable under the Freedom of Information Act 2014.

What We Will Do With Your Response

Responses will inform the finalisation of the 2020 revision of Technical Guidance Document L.  Please note that submissions received may be made available on the Department’s website. In any event, all submissions received will be subject to the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act and Data Protection legislation. See also the Privacy Statement under the Documents link above.

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Status History

Status - Open
Open 
Thursday, December 5, 2019
Closing 
Wednesday, February 5, 2020