Diversified industrial manufacturer Eaton has published a white paper examining what effect Part L2 of the Building Regulations has had on the measurement of energy consumption in non-domestic buildings. The white paper, entitled Electrical Power Management: The impact of Part L2 of the Building Regulations, is written by David Pitt, Product Marketing Manager for power distribution components, Eaton, and looks at the key concerns that have driven the implementation of Part L2, the regulations themselves and the metering solutions that have subsequently been developed. The paper is available to download from the white papers section on the Metering Solutions page of Eaton’s website:

Rising energy prices and an increasing awareness of climate change and global warming has led to the international community taking steps to address these concerns over the last few years. The desire to keep energy costs down and for companies to reduce their carbon footprint has prompted a series of initiatives that reward businesses who actively put measures in place to reduce their energy usage.

The white paper outlines some of these schemes and then explores Part L2 of the Building Regulations and its impact on building managers, landlords and tenants with regards to their energy measurement and usage. The paper provides a succinct look at Part L2 which covers new and existing non-domestic buildings and aims to make energy consumption data more readily available in order to highlight areas of excessive usage and therefore potential reduction. The paper goes on to outline how sub-metering can provide the energy consumption information required by Part L2 and offers details of a variety of metering solutions available.

The paper concludes with an acknowledgement of the concerns that the regulations often raise about governmental restrictions on businesses and explains the benefits that the ability to measure energy consumption can offer through energy reduction and the financial rewards that follow.