Last edited 07 Mar 2021

Heat autonomy

Heat autonomy is a: ‘Term used to describe a dwelling or other building that has self-sufficiency for heat and requires no heating system. This tends to mean sufficiently good building thermal performance to permit incidental room heat gains or similar sources to be recovered and upgraded to meet the residual heat demands.’

Ref Climate Emergency Design Guide: How new buildings can meet UK climate change targets, published by the London Energy Transformation Initiative (LETI) in January 2020.

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