Technical newsletters about emerging issues & our latest research

Hodkinson Consultancy on study trip to Denmark

Posted on March 15th 2017

Donald Sinclair and Matthew Bailey from Hodkinson Consultancy recently took part in a 3 day study trip to Denmark to study their use of district heating. The aim of the trip was to learn how best to design, construct and operate district heating from a country where around 60% of buildings are connected to a heat network, more than ten …

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What is the Strategic Ecology Framework?

Posted on March 15th 2017

The Strategic Ecological Framework (SEF) is a pioneering methodology which is currently being developed by the BRE to assess ecology related criteria across all of its UK’s BREEAM schemes. This new approach is necessary to ensure that the BREEAM’s approach to ecological assessment remain current and up to date. The methodology itself has remained largely unchanged since 1998 and it …

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Dual Aspects, Single Aspects & Internal Daylighting

Posted on March 15th 2017

Often Local Planning Authorities require an internal daylighting analysis to be undertaken for proposed new dwellings, aiming to prove that future occupants will experience high quality naturally lit spaces. The most dominant metric is the Average Daylight Factor (ADF), which is stated in the British Standard 8206-2:2008 Code of Practice for Daylighting. An emerging approach for assessing internal daylighting is …

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Royal Arsenal Riverside – What’s next?

Posted on March 15th 2017

We have been involved with Berkeley Homes’ Royal Arsenal Riverside development (RAR) in Woolwich for over 10 years, and look forward to our continuing involvement with the scheme, ensuring it remains a sustainable community. Construction at RAR is set to continue until 2030 with more homes and commercial spaces to be built over a series of phases. One of these …

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