Bringing building regulations in line with UK (or better)

Jersey's building regulations are far behind the uk and especially London. They need to be reviewed in detail and brought in line with those of the UK. 

Why the contribution is important

Buildings in use are responsible for a significant portion of the Islands carbon emissions. If the Jersey building regulations were brought up to UK standard (or better)  then new buildings would use less energy and cost the user less money in  heating bills. The current outdated standards only benefit the developers who spend less than they would on the mainland but get similar levels of profit. Often these properties are being bought by buy to let investors so we really are not benefitting the island in any way currently. 

by Tom on March 22, 2021 at 05:50PM

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  • Posted by cb September 02, 2021 at 13:01

    This is a big area which Jersey needs to improve on, in order to meet carbon neutrality standard by 2030.

    In addition to improved build regs, it'd be great to see mandatory requirement of Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) for all sales and lettings of residential and commercial property too. Yes, they're not a perfect tool, but an imperfect solution is still better than nothing at all.

    If nothing else, buyers/renters would gain more transparency on building performance, and be able to make better comparisons and purchase decisions. Plus, it could encourage builders and owners to invest more in the building fabric and heating systems.

    https://comment.gov.je/join[…]when-selling-renting-houses
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