The are a number of general considerations which should be applied to a building design project. These include:
• Preparing designs for the building and its services which are appropriate to the need to achieve energy efficiency
• Providing information so that the performance of the building in use may be assessed
• Making provisions in the design of the building services installations which facilitate inspection and commissioning.
Reference may be made to the CIBSE Guide on energy efficiency in buildings .
It is permissible and also perhaps preferable, if a building is large and complex, to consider the building in parts and apply the principles and requirements for energy conservation to each part. Also, where a building has alternative building services (e.g. dual fuel boilers, combined heat and power with standby boilers, etc.), the building should meet the requirements of AD L2 in all possible operating modes.
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