Code for Sustainable Homes
BSRIA is a licensed Code for Sustainable Homes assessor and can help to improve your ratingThe Code for Sustainable Homes is the government's approved methodology for assessing the sustainability of newly built dwellings.
BSRIA has licensed assessors with experience of working on projects from the everyday to zero carbon exemplar developments.
The Code evaluates nine categories covering the three pillars of sustainability (environmental, economic and social). These are; Energy, Water, Materials, Surface water run-off, Waste, Pollution, Health and Wellbeing, Management and Ecology. The assessed scores are then benchmarked to give a Code rating between 1 and 6 stars - 6 stars being the most sustainable.
Most local authorities in England require new dwellings to be built to Code level 3 through planning, and all publically funded and social housing in England Wales and Northern Ireland require the same level.
BSRIA is also a BREEAM (BRE Environmental Assessment Method) assessor for non-dwellings, which makes us well placed to offer recognised environmental assessments for all types of developments.
BSRIA also provides monitoring packages for measuring the long term performance of dwellings. Our experience of working with bodies such as the Energy Savings Trust will allow you to have a greater understanding of how new or old dwellings are performing, and then suggest where improvements can be made. Our experts can also provide assistance on the selection and feasibility of a number of energy saving measures and renewable technologies.
Our experts can also help house builders comply with other Building Regulations concerning: