Posted on 17/12/21 by Kristen Guida
Building Regs changes to support net zero, prevent overheating Under new regulations introduced on 15 December, CO2 emissions from newly built homes must be around 30 percent lower than under current standards. Emissions from other new buildings, including offices and shops, must be 27 percent lower. In addition, all new residential buildings—including homes, care homes, student accommodation and children’s homes—must also be designed to reduce overheating. Improvements to ventilation will also be introduced to support the safety of residents in newly-built homes and to prevent the spread of airborne viruses in new non-residential buildings. The changes to the government’s building regulations, which set the standards in England for the design, construction and alteration of buildings, will come into effect from June 2022. The new Overheating Approved Document O provides technical guidance to cover the overheating mitigation requirements of the new building regulations (Part O). The government response to the Future Buildings Standard consultation also sets out plans for the implementation of the Future Buildings Standard from 2025. This includes plans to start a full technical consultation on the FBS in 2025.
London Building Strong Communities fund The Mayor of London is offering funding to London’s voluntary and community organisations for community-led projects that help support Londoners to shape their communities after Covid-19, amplify unheard voices, increase social cohesion, and reduce loneliness and social isolation. Applications are open until 14 February 2022, and there will be subsequent rounds in spring and summer 2022. The amount of the grant will depend on your organisation. See further details at the link.
Job Opportunity The GLA Climate Change team is seeking a Principal Policy and Programme Officer to work on flood and water management policy and programmes. Closing date is 4 January.
Job Opportunity On the back of COP26 and increased interest from members and residents, Sutton council is seeking an officer to lead its Climate Emergency program (8-12 month contract). It’s an exciting time to work with this great team taking bold climate action across the borough and the community.
Job Opportunity Julie’s Bicycle is seeking an Administrator to provide skilled financial and day-to-day support to their busy team and directors. Those with strong administrative and financial experience, a love of the arts and culture, and a desire to work in environmental sustainability should consider applying. Julie’s Bicycle is a pioneering non-profit organisation mobilising the arts and culture to take action on the climate crisis. Their work includes research, training, consultancy, and policy development. Find out more at the links.