But is the industry prepared?
The journey towards a net-zero future passes a significant milestone with the 2022 changes to Part L of the Building Regulations becoming a reality, this provides the benchmark for the design and building standard for energy performance in carbon emissions of new and existing buildings.
Ahead of the interim changes to the uplift in Part L we recently conducted research among more than 200 important stakeholders, including architects, housebuilders and specifiers.
We investigate the levels of confidence specifiers have in the sector around Part L, as well as their views on sustainable technologies such as solar PV.
Read more about our research by downloading our Part L Whitepaper here.
The role of Solar PV
A solar PV roofing system is widely acknowledged to be an important product solution to help produce the low carbon and energy efficient housing required in the future. Experts say that home energy efficiency set out in Part L cannot be delivered by enhancements to the building fabric alone. It is therefore expected that the specification of solar PV, together with an efficient gas boiler or heat pump, will provide the quickest and most cost-effective way for the sector to meet the immediate Part L 31% carbon reduction obligations
Marley SolarTile® is a roof-integrated solar panel roof tile solution, enhancing roof system specification with design flexibility, sleek aesthetics, industry leading wind and fire performance, all covered by the Marley 15-year full roof system warranty.
What’s more, for every solar panel sold as part of the Marley Group, we support the planting of a tree through charitable organisations across the world. Known as #FusionForest, this collaborative approach supports the long-term rehabilitation of natural ecosystems, by teaming up with organisations with local expertise.
Learn more about our Marley SolarTile® Roof Systems