Update for new UK Building Regulations Part L2 2013 and EPC requirements
We’re nearly there!
04th April 2014
IES is currently in close communication with the Department of Communities and Local Government, discussing testing and the potential approval of the Virtual Environment 2014 for UK Part L2 2013 for England. The software has been developed in accordance with the new NCM modelling guide, the latest release of SBEM (both updated on April 3rd) and is in the final stages of testing. We will release the software when testing is complete and it is officially approved.
Please also note, that there is now a transition period where Energy Performance Certificates for non-domestic buildings can be lodged for one month after April 6th using the existing PartL2 2010 (approved software) before the new EPCs will be mandatory. Read more here.
Also, the regulations for Wales will change in July, those for Scotland in October and we are awaiting notification for Northern Ireland. We anticipate that each regulatory change will be accompanied by a corresponding software update of the Virtual Environment.