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Addressing Corridor Overheating on Developments with Community Heating

Posted on July 7th 2014

The increased use of community heating and CHP in residential apartment schemes can lead to excessive overheating in corridors. Our dynamic modelling estimates that temperatures can reach 50oC unless mitigation measures are designed in from the outset. The heat gains are due to hot water being circulated throughout ceiling voids in the corridors and risers within the building. The prediction …

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Big Heat Bills Make Community Heating Inappropriate for Small Developments

Posted on July 7th 2014

A community heating strategy with Combined Heat & Power (CHP) can have a big impact on resident heat bills. This is particularly the case for smaller developments of less than 100 homes where heat bills can be 50% higher than with individual gas boilers. To avoid being committed to an energy strategy that results in high heat bills, it is …

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Planning Success in Nine Elms

Posted on July 7th 2014

Last month planning consent was granted on Bellway Homes’ mixed use development at the old Christie’s Site on Ponton Road within the Vauxhall Nine Elms and Battersea Opportunity Area. The Opportunity Area Planning Framework sets out to dramatically improve area infrastructure and accessibility through extensive redevelopment and future extension of the Northern Line. We worked closely with Bellway Homes to …

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