Acting on instructions from a firm of architects SWEL have prepared a Code for Sustainable Homes Pre-Assessment Report for a 30 unit development in Barking, London.
|The Project Achieved a very high SAP Rating
The scheme sees the refurbishment of an existing building and a large extension to rear which is new build. The project is required to meet Level 4 in the Code for Sustainable Homes.
In order to assess energy consumption for the development detailed SAP calculations were undertaken. To derived TER and subsequent DER. As well as high levels of fabric energy efficiency the scheme is to use combine heat and power. This will not only provide very low carbon emissions, it also provides scoring benefits under NOX emissions, and low carbon technologies sections of the Code for Sustainable Homes.
Combined heat and power will also provide considerable income for the building management company under the government Renewable Heat Incentive, a tariff which pay on renewable heat energy technologies.