Residential Tenancies (Healthy Homes Standards) Regulations 2019

10 Required heating capacity

(1)

The required heating capacity for a living room is the required heating capacity determined in accordance with Schedule 2.

(2)

If a heating capacity calculator is made available,—

(a)

the calculator is presumed to determine required heating capacity in accordance with Schedule 2, unless the contrary is shown; and

(b)

any person using the calculator in good faith is entitled to rely on the result produced by the calculator as the correct result based on the data provided by the person.

(3)

A heating capacity calculator may provide assumed construction R-values for living room building elements (including different values for building elements made of different materials) that a person using the calculator may (but is not required) to use.

(4)

In this regulation,—

construction R-value has the same meaning as in Schedule 2

heating capacity calculator means a tool for determining the required heating capacity of a living room in accordance with Schedule 2 that is made publicly available by, or on behalf of, the chief executive on an Internet site maintained by, or on behalf of, the department (as defined in section 2(1) of the Act) or any other department.