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London Plan Compliance Without Renewables

Posted on September 15th 2015

We have recently developed a standard specification for houses which is capable of achieving compliance with the London Plan target of a 35% reduction in regulated CO2 emissions over Part L 2013, without the need for renewable technologies or connection to district heating systems. Thermal comfort, daylighting and air quality were also considered to ensure that a comfortable living environment is …

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BREEAM 2014 – End of Tenant’s Agreements

Posted on September 15th 2015

BREEAM 2014 significantly changed from its predecessor, BREEAM 2011, particularly with regard to the assessment of shell only spaces. Only those aspects of an assessment within a developer’s control are now assessed, without the use of a Tenant’s Agreement/ Green Lease or Green Building Guide. The lack of a Tenant’s Agreement does not fundamentally create a more difficult assessment. This …

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Learning From Passivhaus

Posted on September 15th 2015

As part of a commitment to further develop our understanding and knowledge of low energy building design, Tom Gwilliam has recently become qualified as a Passivhaus Designer. This enhances our ability to offer optimised, low energy efficiency design, to all our clients. Our primary driver for achieving Passivhaus Designer status was not to certify projects, but to utilise this best-practice …

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On-going BREEAM Success at the Royal Arsenal

Posted on September 9th 2015

We are pleased to announce that Bentham House at the Royal Arsenal Riverside Overstation Development by Berkeley Homes East Thames has successfully achieved BREEAM multi-residential certification to the ‘Very Good’ standard. Berkeley’s scheme at Royal Arsenal Riverside is an excellent example of place-making and building a sustainable community, and we are proud to be involved in delivering this. This latest block …

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