Technical newsletters about emerging issues & our latest research

Selecting HIUs for improved efficiency of District Heating Networks

Posted on March 15th 2018

Overestimating peak dwelling heat loads and therefore the dwelling heat interface unit output, combined with poor commissioning will lead to an overpriced and inefficient network. This will be reflected in high heating bills for consumers, high ongoing maintenance costs, and higher heat losses in communal areas. The dwelling heat interface unit (HIU) is one of the key components of a …

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Draft NPPF aims to promote sustainable design with higher density development

Posted on March 15th 2018

The draft National Planning Policy Framework was published for consultation this month (March 2018). Key elements of the revised framework are listed below where relevant to our work. We will be interpreting these requirements in the new few months and contributing to the Government’s consultation: Flexibility with daylight standards – the updated document states that local plans should optimise the …

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More specialists join the Hodkinson team

Posted on March 14th 2018

We are delighted to welcome two new people to our team, Norbert Szekely and Vicky Kontopoulou. Norbert joins our District Energy team as a Senior Specialist with experience gained at a district heating product manufacturer. This strengthens our district energy capabilities in response to the growing demand for strategic energy solutions particularly on major regeneration projects particularly in the London …

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Our Work on High Speed 2

Posted on March 14th 2018

Costain Skanska Joint Venture (CSJV) have appointed Hodkinson Consultancy as  the High Speed 2 (HS2) BREEAM Infrastructure Assessor and Sustainability Champion for the Enabling Works Package for Phase One, Area South (Parts 1 and 2). This is the area of the project that runs from London Euston to Ickenham. As well as CSJV, we are working closely with Schofield Lothian to deliver …

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