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Legislation round up launched to help with future compliancy

20 April 2018

BSRIA has published a list of the top 10 forthcoming items of legislation and guidance that will impact on FMs at various levels, depending on the facilities involved.

First on the list is the Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards (MEES), which came into force on 1 April and requires privately let properties to have a minimum energy performance rating of E.

Next is the BREEAM UK New Construction Scheme that came into effect on 7 March this year and has most relevance for FMs involved with domestic buildings.

Number three on the BSRIA list is the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR), recently discussed by the PFM Editorial Advisory Board (EAB), which requires major changes to how personal information can be stored by organisations.

Fourth is the Renewable Transport Fuels and Greenhouse Gas Emission Regulations 2018 that came into effect this week, which include a number of updates and increases incentives for the use of renewable energy.

The new Boiler Plus Regulations have also made the list, as they include new energy efficiency rules for heating systems that require some changes to new installations from 6 April this year.

Next April sees amendments introduced for the Climate Change Levy (General) (Amendment) Regulations 2018, including the formula used to calculate climate change levy relief entitlement for businesses.

Seventh on the BSRIA list is the Town and Country Planning (Permission in Principle) (Amendment Order 2017), designed to speed up housing-led development that comes into effect on 1 June this year.

The 18th edition of the IET Wiring Regulations is designed to further improve electrical installation standards in buildings and is due to be published on 1 July this year.

Number nine is the National Emission Ceilings Regulations 2018 relating to the use of atmospheric pollutants and is also due to be introduced on 1 July.

Tenth on the BSRIA list is the updates due for PAS 1192-2:2013 and PAS 1192-3:2014 relating to the use of building information modelling (BIM), due for publication in August this year.

Further information can be seen here, with BSRIA further stating that it offers free legislation advice to all members.

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