February 15, 2024 By Andrew Foote

What are BREG’s in ECO?


BREG ’s is an old term used within ECO.  BREG in ECO is short for Building Regulations. These BREG ’s where required as evidence that a product met building regulation standards and where given the name BREG in ECO.

Nowadays, within ECO, Breg’s include technical specification sheets, user installation and user guides for boilers, ASHP, hot water storage vessels, controls, extractor fans, ventilation, etc.

They also include certificates of compliance to building regulations and other codes of practice, given to companies for the products they produce such as KIWI certificate for thermal bead for CWI, BBA certificate for Knauf Loft insulation, Internal wall insulation systems such as SWIP or Ezy-fit BBA certificates, IWI install guides, etc. etc.

When do we need BREG’s in ECO?

BREG in ECO are required for each product, appliance, system or main material used for each energy efficient measure that’s installed as part of a project.

The Retrofit designer needs to know what products the installer will be installing for each Energy Efficient Measure (EEM), requires the Breg’s for all materials, products, systems and they also need the retrofit assessment and all technical surveys for each EEM, plus any other information relating to the suitability of the installation of the EEMs

Once all this information is assessed the Retrofit design shall be compiled and will include all EEMs to be installed, the materials, products, or systems to be installed and all the relevant BREG in ECO.

The BREG’s in ECO are lodged as part of the project to Trustmark Data warehouse, usually as part of the Retrofit design and part of the handover documents to client.

Non-Compliant Projects

Where EEMs or BREG’s that are outlined within the retrofit design are not installed the project will be deemed non-compliant.

Therefore, when there is a change in the EEM’s to be installed Products that will be used or any of the BREG in ECO, the design must be amended to include the EEMs/BREG ’s to be installed and confirmed as satisfactory with the Retrofit coordinator, Installer, Occupier/owner, and any other stakeholder.

Now you know what BREG’s are and why we use BREG’s in ECO. We hope this helps.