Develop buildable, cost-effective and compliant energy strategy to achieve a reduction in carbon emissions
More and more local authorities are encouraging new developments to go beyond the requirements of Building Regulations with a comprehensive Energy Strategy.
Developers must demonstrate how projects will be energy efficient through a mix of fabric improvements and insulation performance, renewable energy technologies, and low or zero carbon heating systems or networks.
Where requested by the local planning authority (LPA), Energy Strategies must be submitted as part of a planning application. Measures are then, typically, conditioned as part of approval, requiring cost-effective, flexible and buildable solutions.
Our planning and building performance specialists support design teams to develop an Energy Strategy that complies with local planning policy or fulfils client requirements around ESG commitments.
While developing an Energy Strategy is predominantly completed to fulfil local planning policy, early investment in energy statement planning delivers a range of wider benefits for developers and end-clients:
Irrespective of location, we develop Energy Strategies according to the stringent requirements of the London Plan policy. Following the Energy Hierarchy, this sets out how developments will: