Technical newsletters about emerging issues & our latest research

Good Daylight: Quantity or Quality?

Posted on May 16th 2016

Average Daylight factor (ADF) can be a valuable tool for assessing the quantity of internal daylight amenity. However, where the quality of the internal daylight needs to be considered, more appropriate metrics can be used such as Useful Daylight Illuminance (UDI). ADF continues to be the standard metric used to assessing daylight amenity of new buildings. This simple assessment establishes …

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Planning Success for London County Hall

Posted on May 11th 2016

We are delighted that the application for the refurbishment of the fourth floor of the grade II* listed London County Hall Riverside Building was recently granted planning consent by the London Borough of Lambeth. We prepared the Energy and Sustainability Statement in support of the application. Opening in January 2017, 43,000 sq ft of event space will be created over …

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Electricity key to CHP economics & low resident heat prices

Posted on May 11th 2016

Obtaining value for electricity generated from CHP engines is a critical issue in order to make operating CHP engines economically attractive and thereby minimising resident heat costs. This is because there are two outputs of a CHP engine: heat & electricity, as opposed to just heat from a boiler. Without obtaining value for the electricity, CHP engines are just an …

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