Develop a compliant, cost-effective and viable carbon reduction strategy
London is leading the UK’s zero carbon commitments, setting higher standards for new developments.
Energy Strategies ensure developments across the capital produce an energy strategy that is compliant with London Plan policy while being cost-effective and viable.
Combining efficient heating solutions, renewable energy technologies and, where necessary, carbon off-setting measures, an Energy Strategy must demonstrate a zero-carbon standard.
We support developers to incorporate solutions that balance energy performance with wider design objectives. Crucially, we ensure developments meet the standards set out by the local planning authority (LPA), the Greater London Authority (GLA) and associated Building Regulations.
An Energy Statement is required for developments across London, covering both residential and non-residential new builds and some conversions or renovations.
While exact criteria changes for each London borough, statements are typically required of major developments, such as 10 or more dwellings, or non-residential spaces more than 1,000sqm.
Statements should be submitted as part of a planning application to the local planning authority (LPA) for the relevant London borough, before being reviewed by the Greater London Authority (GLA).
Solutions that go further than the Building Regulations are also typically required of major non-residential renovation schemes and one-off house builds too.
For developments outside of London, please see our Energy Strategies service:
Energy Statements support developers to deliver a reduction in carbon emissions without committing to overly complex or costly measures.
Since measures set out in an Energy Statement typically become planning conditions, it is essential these are not only compliant but also aligned with wider project parameters and objectives.
Working to London Plan Energy Hierarchy for all energy strategies, we:
An Energy Statement should work to the London Plan Energy Hierarchy:
Our building performance specialists develop comprehensive, compliant Energy Statements by: