Meeting Codes 4 and 5; Feed in Tariffs and the Renewable Heat Incentive
The paper you may download on this page was prepared by Sustainable Design Collective and is titled Meeting Codes 4 and 5; Feed in Tariffs and the Renewable Heat Incentive. It argues that meeting the higher standards set out in the Code for Sustainable Homes (CSH) may necessitate the inclusion of micro-generated renewable energy and low or zero carbon technologies (LZC). The paper surveys These may include a range of solutions such as heat pumps, micro-wind turbines, micro-hydroelectric turbines, biomass boilers, combined heat and power systems, solar thermal hot water and solar photovoltaics (PV).
The paper describes SDC’s approach and surveys available options, including a detailed analysis of costs and benefits.
SDC adopts a ‘fabric first’ approach where energy efficiency of the buildings takes primacy. This ensures that both the capital and running costs of the buildings are kept as low as possible, and that the homes will be future-proofed and less susceptible to failure of heating plant such as gas/biomass boilers or heat pumps.