Many local planning authorities require an energy and sustainability statement to be submitted with planning applications. We can produce a suitable appraisal report which provides all the information required by the planning authority. It will highlight all of the sustainability initiatives within the proposed design, as well as providing practical advice on how to meet Local Authority targets. This may involve completion of a regional checklist (or similar) which can form part of the sustainability statement or appraisal. We address all aspects of sustainability to help reduce the overall impact of buildings on the environment.
We have considerable experience of writing sustainability strategies at organisational level or as part of outline or planning submission. This service is different for every project and we ensure the scope reflects the level of detail required.
We can help you with:
- Energy statements for planning (residential, commercial and mixed use)
- Sustainability statements for planning
- Renewable energy feasibility
- Detailed sustainability appraisals for planning
- Strategic masterplanning advice
- SAP and SBEM
- BREEAM for Communities
- BREEAM Infrastructure
- BREEAM pre-assessments for planning (new construction and refurbishment fit out)
- Sustainability checklists
- Post occupancy evaluation
- SKA assessment for refurbishments
- Passivhaus (our sustainbility team includes Passivhaus designers and consultants)
Passivhaus is a design philosophy aimed at significantly increasing the energy efficiency of buildings, whilst reducing the overall energy demand by reducing the air permeability and heat loss from the building fabric. As engineers we work closely with architects to determine optimum solutions for building designs, and being members of the Passivhaus trust we are committed to exploring the potential for Passivhaus buildings across the UK.
Additionally we encourage the Soft Landings approach within projects to help smooth the settling in process for occupants and BREEAM now awards credits for implementing Soft Landings criteria. Post Occupancy Evaluation (POE) is also being recognised as an important mechanism for gaining real feedback within the industry and we can help with this process.
For more information contact Natasha Fox (natasha NULL.fox null@null methodllp NULL.com) or Georgie James (georgie NULL.james null@null methodllp NULL.com).