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Scott Howells and Taylor Wimpey Transform East Devon’s Residential Landscape

No surprise that Taylor Wimpey called us in

Under Part L of the Building regulations, all new dwellings (and buildings converted to dwellings) require Standard Assessment Procedure (SAP) calculations. No surprise then that Taylor Wimpey called us in to make their life better by taking the hassle out of their Design Stage Code for Sustainable Homes (‘Code’) submission and SAPs.

Saving thousands of tonnes of CO2 each year

As Dominique Gilbert, an Energist SAP and Code for Sustainable Homes assessor, explains: ‘What makes this project particularly interesting is how Taylor Wimpey is working in partnership with the other consortium members – known jointly as the East Devon New Community Partners – and their innovative approach to energy use and sustainability.

‘They’re working to Code Level 3 under the old building regulations. They’ve also incorporated an innovative Biomass Combined Heat & Power (CHP) system to supply heat and power to the new homes as well as a local business park. The scheme, which Taylor Wimpey predicts will save over 10,000 tonnes of CO2 annually, is the kind of highly innovative and sustainable initiative that really excites us. It’s getting them Code Level 4 for their SAPS too. That’s impressive given that it took eight Ene1 credits to get CSH Level 4 under the old regulations but the plots on the site got 9 and 10!’

Jon Ponting

Author: Jon Ponting

This article was published by Jon Ponting on 23.07.2014.