Code for Sustainable Homes
The UK Government’s Code for Sustainable Homes addresses environmental issues which are becoming increasingly important and at the forefront of public awareness as climate change becomes a pressing issue across the UK and the world. Many people are aware of sustainable energy solutions but there is much less awareness of the contribution of good building design to lower carbon emissions and pollution reduction.
Carbon emissions as a result of energy use are a huge factor in climate change, however, in the UK, we must continually build more housing in order to accommodate a growing population and changing lifestyles. Ensuring that all new homes meet standards for the Code for Sustainable Homes helps to minimise the environmental impacts of building them by reducing carbon emissions, monitoring water use, waste and materials used. A Code rating from Level 1 to Level 6 is used and this rating became mandatory for new build homes from 2008.
The Code Covers nine categories of sustainable design which include:
• Energy and CO2 emissions
• Surface water runoff
• Health and well being
How do Reliance Water Controls support the Code for Sustainable Homes?
Part of the code ensures that water consumption from all sources within the home is regulated through water efficient fittings, appliances and water recycling systems. At Reliance Water Controls, we supply a wide range of water flow control products in order to prevent wastewater in a wide range of applications and industries. We ensure that our products align with environmental standards in the materials used and the use and installation of the product. We recognise how important a reduce demand for water is in the modern world and will continue to innovate to ensure that they remain current with changing lifestyles and changes in demand.
Our products are continuously developed to meet modern standards and a changing world to ensure that water supplies remain clean, safe and, most importantly, adequate for the demand. By installing our products into new build homes, we contribute to a greener, more sustainable future for the UK.
Reliance Water Controls’ range of water flow and pressure control products allow a range of solutions for controlling water flow rates for maximum efficiency and economic benefits. Please browse our full range of water flow control products to find out more. We provide solutions for a range of environments and have advisors on hand to help you find the correct product for every specification.