Building
Regulations

There is an ever increasing need to reduce CO2 emissions across the world and this is reflected in the Building Regulations of many countries.

 

Building Regulations are a key method of enforcing stricter requirements. Every industry has to play its part in helping to achieve these targets and the construction industry is perhaps one of the most important.

 

As a manufacturer of insulated panels, we will work with all customers to ensure that our products meet the building regulations for their country.  Please speak to your local Kingspan contact who will be able to offer advice and information.

 

 

SBEM

Simplified Building Energy Model (SBEM) calculations are becoming a requirement in many regions.  This estimates the monthly energy consumption for space heating and cooling, water heating, ventilation and lighting . It also quantifies the total estimated CO2 emissions from a property measured in kg. CO2/m2/year.


We will help customers with their SBEM calculations, considering factors such as:

  • Optimum panel thickness guidance for compliance
  • Rooflight layout and percentage (over-heating due to solar gain considered)
  • Guidance on actual air leakage required for compliance
  • Recommendations on renewables
  • The installation of more efficient building fabrics and building services and the use of renewable energy to reduce a building’s carbon footprint are becoming increasingly essential as Building Regulations continue to limit the allowable CO2 emissions from new buildings.  

For more information, please contact your local sales office.

Rooflight Analysis

Rooflights such as those offered by Kingspan Insulated Panels, are a simple and cost effective way to reduce the energy consumed by lighting when installed on a building.

Daylight penetrating through rooflights compensates for lighting demands within the building.

When rooflights are installed, a reduced energy consumption in kWh from lighting can be achieved and hence a reduction in the building’s carbon footprint. Factories, warehouses, storage facilities etc are perfect for this.

For daylight analysis we recommend considering certain parameters such as the following;

  • Increased overall U-value/R-value on the roof, resulting in more heat escaping during cooler months creating a larger heating demand inside the building.
  • Solar gain from rooflights may increase during warmer months and therefore increase energy used to cool the building (if the building is mechanically cooled).
  • Heat gains from light fittings are reduced when daylight is contributed from rooflights. This affects both heating and cooling inside the building.

Daylighting is essential for healthy living, it is an established fact that ample daylight improves the general feeling of health and well-being of a workforce and improves productivity and safety. Click here for our Daylighting products.
 

Daylight solutions from Kingspan are part of the Envelopefirst strategy to work towards net-zero energy consumers - click here for more information.
 

 

 

 

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