Planning applications require Clients to demonstrate how a building minimises energy use and emissions. This is recorded within the Energy Statement.
The Energy Statement follows the Energy Hierachy and focuses on:[/vc_column_text]
Building Regulations / SAP and SBEM Compliance
Government and Local Authority Policies
Enhanced Building Fabric & Systems
Low to Zero Carbon Technologies
Renewable Energy Systems
Overheating Risk – TM:52
Cooling Demand and Cooling Hierachy
Air Quality Management
[vc_column_text]The aim is to ensure the client, design team and Local authority are fully informed as to how the development, in context of the planning conditions, will minimise its Carbon Footprint and maximise it’s Energy Efficiency.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column column_padding=”no-extra-padding” column_padding_position=”all” background_color_opacity=”1″ background_hover_color_opacity=”1″ width=”1/2″ tablet_text_alignment=”default” phone_text_alignment=”default”]
FLATT advises Clients, Architects and Design Teams on how design decisions influence energy consumption, carbon emissions, thermal comfort, daylight and summer overheating.
To understand how building form and construction impacts energy use and emissions, it’s essential the building undergoes dynamic simulation modelling. This allows us to compare it’s performance against the required targets and select the most appropriate heating and cooling strategy.
Once the building energy is minimised, we can accurately size and select the plant and systems to achieve a cost effective installation.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column column_padding=”padding-2-percent” column_padding_position=”all” background_color_opacity=”1″ background_hover_color_opacity=”1″ width=”1/2″ tablet_text_alignment=”default” phone_text_alignment=”default”][vc_column_text]Dynamic Thermal and Simulation Modelling allows us to investigate:[/vc_column_text]
Building layout optimisation
Building fabric performance
Thermal comfort levels
Solar shading effectiveness
Natural and mixed mode ventilation
HVAC services installations – sizing and operation strategies
Daylight lighting design
Passive design strategies
Renewable energy systems
Energy consumption and carbon emissions
Occupancy profiles and building use
Building Regulation and Energy Compliance (Part L, EPC, BREEAM etc.)
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