Understanding Thermal Performance

The term ‘thermal performance’ generally refers to how efficiently a system or device manages and transfer heat. Thermal performance has become a crucial factor in building design due to regulations that mandate energy conservation and carbon emission reduction by minimizing heat loss from buildings to the external environment.

NatHERS – Thermal Performance Assessment

The Nationwide House Energy Rating Scheme (NatHERS) provides energy ratings for new dwellings. This is helping create energy efficient, resilient and comfortable homes for the future that cost less to run.

NatHERS has been upgraded to provide world-leading measurement tools the building sector can use to support the move to net zero emissions by 2050.

Passive Design

‘Passive Design’ is design that takes advantage of the climate to maintain a comfortable temperature range in the home.​

Glazing Performance

Choosing the right ‘performance glazing’ or energy efficient glass and frame combination will determine how much heat enters or escapes the home.

Overhauling the NatHERS scheme 2022

The NCC are bringing about an overhaul to the Nationwide House Energy Rating Scheme (NatHERS) with recent updates to the National Construction Code (NCC) greatly impacting new residential buildings