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Energy Efficiency

Advantages
The advantages of an energy efficient home are many.
Some of the obvious are listed as follows

Your energy efficient home will use considerable less energy than a standard Building Regulations Standard home
Significant cost savings can be achieved to your heating and electrical bills
A Higher BER (Building Energy Rating) potentially increases the subsequent re-sale value of your home.
More comfortable living environment
Having pride in ''doing my bit for the environment''

How to achieve a more Energy Efficient Home
The current Building Regulations Standards (Technical Guidance Document L) requires a B rating. An increased BER (Building Energy Rating) can be achieved by increasing the following

Design & Layout
The design and layout of your proposed home is of fundamental importance to achieving a greater BER (Building Energy Rating). It is necessary to maximize windows, external doors and other openings to the southerly aspect and minimize those to a northerly aspect

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Name Lane Planning & Design
Contact Michael Lane
Address 34 Garden Village Crescent, Kilpedder, County Wicklow
Areas Covered Wicklow & Dublin
Description Lane Planning & Design is a progressive company providing Architectural, Engineering, Development and Planning & Design services throughout Ireland.
Energetic and enthusiastic in their approach, LPD provides the very best possible design to the residential and commercial sectors. It takes pride in trying to facilitate its clients and to be readily available and accessible to them at all times.
LPD is a design-led practice with over thirty years experience in a broad range of fields.
Our main activities include the design and planning for Houses, Extensions and Commercial Developments
Landline 01-2810063
Mobile 086-2345570
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U-Value (An Explanation)
U-value is the thermal energy in Watts [W] which is transferred through a structures component with the size of 1 square meter [m²] at a temperature difference of 1 Kelvin [K] (=1ºC). Thus the unit for U-values is W/(m²K).
Or in lay mans terms
The U-value measures how well a wall, roof or a window, keeps heat inside a building. The lower the value, the better

Insulation
Upgrade the U-Value of the following to A3, A2, A1 or Passive House Standards
Ground Floor Insulation
Wall Insulation
Roof Insulation

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Windows 
Upgrade the U-Value of the following to A3, A2, A1 or Passive House Standards
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Airtightness
Air-Tightness Testing measures the airtightness of a dwelling and helps to identify air leakage through un-sealed gaps, holes, cracks etc. in the building fabric.
Current Building Regulations require an Air-Tightness Value of 10 m3/(hr.m²)
Best practice is perceived to be achieved by achieving an Air-Tightness Value of 3 m3/(hr.m²)

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Lighting

Use 100% CFL (Compact Fluorescent Lighting) throughout your new home

Solar Panels (Water Heating)
Building Regulation require 4 m2 of Solar Panels serving your home.
There are two types of solar (Thermal) panels for water heating, namely, flat plate and evacuated tubes.
Flat tubes have largely been replaced by evacuated tubes which use a twin glass tube made of borosilicate glass which makes them extremely durable. Evacuated tubes are more efficient than flat plate panels and can provide up to 70% of your domestic hot water for free

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Oil or Gas Heating
If your heating is to be fired by Oil or Gas, your boiler should be a minimum 91% energy efficient condensing boiler. The Boiler should be listed on the SEI (Sustainable Energy Ireland) Harp Database (click here for details)

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Ventilation
Current Building Regulations require natural ventilation (aided by extractor fans).
An increased BER (Building Energy Rating) can be achieved by installing a Heat Recovery Ventilation System (HRV). A HRV system will mechanically ventilate your home providing you with a constant supply of fresh air, which is warmed using the heat available in air being extracted.
Extract points are located in wet areas such as Bathrooms, En-Suites, Kitchens, Utility Rooms, etc. Supply points are in areas such as Bedrooms, Living Rooms.Lounges, Dining Rooms, Conservatories, etc.
A Heat Recovery Ventilation System should have a minimum energy efficiency of 91%

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Renewable Energy
Details of the renewable energy options are available here

Further Information / Links
Further useful information can be found at the following

A guide to the BER (Building Energy Rating) scheme
Download the PDF version here

BER (Building Energy Rating) unit U-values of ground floor, walls, roofs, windows, doors etc etc
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Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland
(SEI) Provides Information about your proposed home regarding energy use, renewable energy, etc

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