U-value and Condensation Risk Calculation Competency - The BBA has introduced a Scheme for assessing and monitoring U-value and condensation risk calculation competency which will promote and assist accurate, objective and consistent calculation of U-values and condensation risk within buildings. The content of the Scheme was devised in association with TIMSA
Enhanced Capital Allowance Scheme - The Enhanced Capital Allowance (ECA) scheme enables businesses to claim a 100% first year capital allowance on investments in certain energy saving equipment, against the taxable profits of the period of investment. Capital allowances enable businesses to write off the capital cost of purchasing new plant or machinery (e.g. boilers, motors), against their taxable profits.
.Green Deal - The Green Deal is designed to encourage the installation of energy efficient measures in buildings to reduce the amount of energy used to heat and light them.
BS5970 - Combustion of fossil fuel is a major cause of the “greenhouse effect”, the term given to global warming caused by the build-up of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere, principally carbon dioxide, which inhibits the re-radiation of heat from the Earth. This British Standard acknowledges that the application of thermal insulation leads to a reduction in these greenhouse gases.