Traditionally, domestic hot water has simply been a choice between a combi boiler or a vented system (with the odd Point of Use water heater thrown in).
With water saving design, and zero carbon housing which will possibly become the standard in 2016, this all changes slightly for several reasons -
with PassivhausSee more on [...]
The green issues concerning services are mainly to do with materials in terms of their embodied energythe total amount of energy it takes to make a material (or a building). See more on embodied energythe total amount of energy it takes to make a material (or a building). See more on embodied energy, their manufacture and their reusability / recyclability. Also the question of dangerous emfs keeps resurfacing.
A wide range of [...]
See the government web site on Building RegulationsThese are the legal regulations which govern how a house is constructed. (not to be confused with Planning Permission which is about whether you are allowed to build the house at all or what it might look like) see Building Regulations)
Building Regulations deal with whether the building is built properly and is safe and energy efficient etc. more+/-»
They are not to be confused with Planning Consentthe legal basis for being allowed to do some form of development such as building a house. (not to [...]