Technical newsletters about emerging issues & our latest research

New NPPF paves way for more challenging carbon targets

Posted on October 23rd 2018

The UK Government published the revised National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) in July 2018. This paves the way for local authorities to set their own energy efficiency standards in local planning policy and represents arguably the most important step change in Government policy on housing standards since Eric Pickles published his ministerial statement in March 2015. With specific regard to …

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SAP 10 and its impact on energy strategies

Posted on October 23rd 2018

We are already looking at future energy scenarios for our clients, SAP 10 provides near-future (c.2020) domestic energy assessment methodology. The SAP methodology has been updated and published to allow the industry to prepare for the expected release of the awaited Part L Approved Document late 2019 or early 2020. For clarity, until the new Part L is adopted, SAP …

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Residents Perceptions on Noise, Ventilation and Overheating

Posted on October 18th 2018

Are residents satisfied with their living conditions when the building meets standards set out for noise, ventilation and overheating? We have undertaken research into resident’s perceptions on internal noise levels, ventilation and thermal comfort. This has uncovered that residents are often resigned to high levels of noise to improve ventilation, even when mechanical ventilation is available. There is an inter-relationship …

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Hodkinson Consultancy compete in annual charity football tournament

Posted on October 18th 2018

Hodkinson Consultancy took part in the Annual Berkeley Foundation 5-a-side football tournament in September to raise funds for Demelza Hospice Care for Children, for which a total of £42,900 was raised. Demelza Hospice Care for Children provides vital care and support to young people across the South East who may not live a long or full life. They provide compassionate …

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