CIBSE has announced the release of domestic energy benchmarks for its digital energy benchmarking tool.
The new benchmarks are available for a variety of properties, from detached houses to flats, electric-heated and gas-heated, and they represent the current national trends of energy use in homes.
Revised energy benchmarks for prisons and higher education buildings have also been made available on the tool.
This platform aims to gradually update and replace the energy benchmarks in table 20.1 of CIBSE Guide F: Energy Efficiency in Buildings.
Revised benchmarks have been introduced for the following building types: education – schools; entertainment; hospitals; local authority ; offices; primary health care; public buildings; and sports and recreation.
Revised benchmarks are based on Display Energy Certificates analysed by UCL under a jointly sponsored project.
For more on the benchmarking tool, visit CIBSE – Digital Tools – CIBSE Symbols