Ferguson Brown Sustainability provided a detailed report in line with the requirements of Woking Borough Council for new developments to provide 10% energy from low or zero carbon sources, thus successfully discharging the planning obligation.
After an exhaustive list of low or zero carbon (LZC) technologies were considered, the adopted solution consisted of solar thermal hot water systems for the largest of the residential units, and air source heat pumps for the office building. This split was made due to the differing nature of energy consumption between residential and commercial areas, and will result in the most efficient supply of LZC energy.
Additionally to concluding which systems should be used, initial sizing of the systems was carried out following an analysis of energy demand in each area.
As part of our sustainability consultancy we were able to close out approximately 8 planning conditions imposed on the development
Client: Barratt Homes
Architect: Acanthus LW
Sustainability: Ferguson Brown Sustainability