The London Plan Energy Statement & BREEAM Pre-Assessment

THE BRIEF

  • UK Building Compliance completed a London Plan Energy Statement and BREEAM (Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method) Domestic Refurbishment Pre-Assessment
  • Located in the London Borough of Merton, close to the tube station in an area of regeneration
  • To support a planning application for the addition of 3 floors on an existing two-storey commercial building
  • Aim of creating 5 new domestic properties

THE PROCESS

  • Our assessors used their wide experience to recommend a series of measures to improve the sustainability in the following areas:
  • Building Management
  • Health/well being
  • Energy
  • Water
  • Materials
  • Waste
  • Pollution
  • To reduce the carbon emission rate, we also recommended more measures including low U-values for external elements, low air permeability and the specification of air source heat pumps

THE RESULT

London Plan Energy Statement

  • We achieved a 49% reduction in Carbon Emissions against Part L Baseline standards in order to go above and beyond the London Plan requirements of 35%

BREEAM Domestic Refurbishment Pre-Assessment

  • Achieved a BREEAM rating of 'Very Good' to comply with Merton Borough's sustainability plan
  • Outlines how the development will comply with various Building Regulation requirements such as Part F, Part E, Part G, Part L and Part M
  • Compliant 
  • By providing the full compliance package, the schemes proposals are on the same wavelength and do not contradict each other leading to a well balanced planning application as well as offering excellent value using our package plan


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