New Services Offered

Please see listed the additional services we can now offer.

Sunlight and Daylight Analysis - The BRE Report 'Site layout for daylight and sunlight: a guide to good practice' is often used to guide decisions by Local Authorities over planning applications. We can provide design advice and reports to confirm that new developments meet planning requirements both for the development itself and the impact it has on neighbouring properties.

Overheating Studies (CIBSE Guide A, BB101, TM52 and future climate predictions) - The term 'overheating' refers to discomfort to occupants caused by the accumulation of warmth within a building. It is considered to be a growing problem in the UK due to climate change, the urban heat island effect, electronic equipment and increasing amounts of glazing. We can provide design advice and reports to remediate overheating in schools (BB101), non-domestic buildings (TM52 and CIBSE Guide A) as well as future climate senarios usung weather data produced by Exeter University.

Sustainability / Feasibility Reports and Energy / Carbon Statements for planning - Many planning authorities now require a planning application to include a comprehensive Renewable Energy Feasibility Statement for a development. Due to the lack of a nationwide policy, feasibility studies will vary between Local Authorities. Many Local Authorities will require a reduction in Energy and many will require a reduction in Carbon. Different Local Authorities will also ask for different reductions, some will require a 10% reduction, whereas others may require a 20% reduction or more using renewable energy. We will liaise with the Local Authority to determine the planning requirements in the most effective way.

Load Calculations for plant sizing - Space heating and cooling loads for plant sizing using dynamic simulation modelling which captures the dynamic relationship between internal and external environments.

DEC and ESOS Lead Assessor - The Energy Saving Opportunity Scheme became mandatory for all large businesses during 2015 and will operate in four-yearly compliance phases. We can provide Lead Assessor services to achieve compliance in a cost-effective and efficient manner and to identify opportunities to reduce energy use and to cut consumption, emissions and costs accordingly.

RdSAP - RdSAP stands for Reduced Data Standard Assessment Procedure, and is developed by the Government for use in assessing existing dwellings. This is a system of property data collection, together with defaults and inference procedures, that generates a complete set of input data for calculation. To enable the energy ratings of properties to be fairly compared, RdSAP has been designed to assess the building rather than its occupants.

 

 

We look forward to any enquiries.