Energy & Water - in more detail

Energy and water are 2 key areas of the Code for Sustainable Homes.  The table below shows the minimum standards and number of points required in order to achieve each level of the Code relating to energy and water.

Energy

 

Code Level      Standard (percentage
better than Part L 2006)     
Points awarded 
 1  10  1.2
 2  18  3.5
 3  25  5.8
 4  44  9.4
 5  100  16.4
 6  A zero carbon home  17.6

 

Water


 

Code Level       Standard (litres per
day per person)                 
Points awarded 
 1  120  1.5
 2  120  1.5
 3  105  4.5
 4  105  4.5
 5  80  7.5
 6  80  7.5


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Eight inches of insulation in your loft can save around 20% of your heating costs.
Source: Self Build ABC