Sustainable Ports, Energy Appraisal

To investigate what could be done to improve the carbon performance of a bank-side industrial shed building, Colchester Borough Council commissioned an Energy Audit and Renewable Energy Assessment as part of the EU’s Sustainable Ports project. We devised and compared (in terms of carbon savings and cost) two systems for the Council’s consideration.

Stanmer Street, Daylight Advice and Report

Achieving good daylight levels in a very tight spot, surrounded by existing buildings required some careful thought.  Working closely with the project’s architects, we came up with a solution that minimised the impact to its neighbours. We modelled the final design and wrote a report to accompany the planning application.

Central Hill Community Embodied Carbon Reporting

Working with Architects for Social Housing we examined the carbon implications of the proposed demolition of 450 flats in central London. The residents of Central Hill Estate in Lambeth are fighting plans to replace their homes. Their case has been strengthened by our report which calculated the carbon emissions associated with the demolition process as well as the release of carbon currently stored in the building fabric.

Picket Twenty, External Lighting Study

We worked with a local planning consultant to minimise and evaluate the anticipated change in external light levels due to a new, greenfield development of 90 homes.