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BAXI GROUP - New Code For Sustainable Homes Technical Guidance Favours Micro-CHP, Says Baxi Group

The Government’s revised Code for Sustainable Homes Technical Guidance will encourage private and social housing developers to specify micro-CHP (Combined Heat and Power) when seeking Code Level 4 compliance, according to Baxi Group, Europe’s leading low and zero carbon (LZC) heating and hot water systems specialist.

Replacing the ‘May 2009 Version 2' Technical Guidance, this new CLG (Communities and Local Government) document sets out the process by which a Code assessment is reached, aiming to make the task as simple, transparent and rigorous as possible. These amendments align the Code with the recent changes to Part L of the Building Regulations. They reflect the 25% improvement in CO2 emissions required to comply with Part L 2010 and meet Code Level 4, and in doing so, provide a boost for the specification of low carbon micro-CHP technology.

“Currently, micro-CHP units, such as the Baxi Ecogen, offer around a 20% improvement in the DER (Dwelling Emission Rate)/TER (Target Emission Rate) under SAP 2005/Part L 2006” says Simon Osborne, Baxi Group’s Specification Channel Manager. “Even though this DER/TER improvement remains under SAP2009 and Part L 2010, the new Guidance clarifies that the DER baseline is helpfully reduced. As a result, developers can now specify micro-CHP with confidence, knowing that they can now reach the 25% target and comply with Code Level 4 requirements”.

Thanks to its Free Piston Stirling Engine (FPSE), Baxi Ecogen is a proven micro-CHP unit which can generate up to 1kWh of electricity, whilst providing abundant supplies of space heating and hot water for the home. It can generate up to two thirds of the electricity needed in a typical dwelling. Around 50% of the generated energy can be used in the home with the balance exported back to the grid, creating savings for the homeowner using the Government’s Feed-In Tariffs scheme.

In another important change, the new Code Technical Guidance introduces a requirement for certification under the Microgeneration Certification Scheme or assurance under the CHPQA. The Code 2010 update is effective immediately.

The Code for Sustainable Homes is a single national standard to guide housing developers in the design and construction of sustainable homes. It requires social housing developers to meet Level 4 whilst private developers must satisfy Code Level 3 (Part L 2010) then Level 4 by 2013. All house builders will be required to comply with Level 6 of the Code and deliver Zero Carbon homes by 2016.

Baxi Group offers a range of LZC solutions to help house builders meet both Code Levels 3 and 4, which can be tailored to meet any application from a 1-bedroom apartment to a 5-bedroom family home. To help developers meet their legislative obligations Baxi Group’s NewDesign team offers a full design service including SAP, DER and TER calculations. Baxi Group is committed to developing and supplying innovative new heating technologies that will play a role in tackling climate change, reducing the use of fossil fuels and addressing the issues of fuel poverty.

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