Energy and environmental planning in London continues to challenge housing developers, whilst the drive for build quality and safety heightens.
Hodkinson Consultancy remains as a leader in optimised energy strategy design, balancing the demanding planning requirements of CO2, Overheating and Daylighting. Incorporating Solar Design and Façade Optimisation into early design stages is essential in order to meet these demanding requirements.
Recently there has been the introduction of the more demanding CIBSE TM59 (2017) Design Methodology for the Assessment of Overheating Risk in Homes. Furthermore, there is the emerging Median Daylight Factor which will make achieving natural daylight standards in homes more challenging.
Our continued work supporting the planning consent and implementation of large scale district heat networks continues for strategic sites in Woolwich, Kidbrooke Village, Woodberry Down, Colindale and Southall. We have been developing links with the Danish Embassy to help supporting better practice in the UK and inform local authorities on best practice in district heating.