Energy & Sustainability Statement – Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire

THE BRIEF

  • UK Building Compliance were appointed to undertake an Energy & Sustainability Statement
  • This was for a proposed rebuild of a domestic dwelling in an exclusive area of Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire
  • The Statements were required in order to demonstrate how the development meets the sustainability requirements of the local authority which go above and beyond baseline Building Regulation requirements:
  • Carbon Reduction Strategy: to outline a 5% reduction in carbon emissions on top of Baseline Part L Standards
  • Water Consumption Proposal: to demonstrate a significant reduction to Part G Baseline Standards to achieve water consumption levels of <110L per person, per day
  • Waste Management Strategy: aimed at maximising recycling and composting provision to meet British Standards
  • Sustainable Construction Proposal: to ensure the sourcing of sustainable materials and minimise landfill waste on site

THE PROCESS

  • Despite a significant amount of glazing, which initially posed compliance issues, UKBC liaised with the client and the architect in order to find appropriate solutions
  • With the provision of an air source heat pump, accompanied by Solar PV and low U-Values, the proposal met all of the national and local requirements needed to gain planning permission

THE RESULT

  • Compliant 
  • Planning Approval Granted
  • The development went above and beyond the minimum requirements in order to demonstrate a 45% reduction in carbon emissions - resulting in lower running costs in the long term for the client

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