Delivery against Policy
  • Low energy 
  • Sustainable living
  • Policy compliance
  • Viable Solutions
hamble-stateion-exemplar-sustainable-development Total saving
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using energy efficiency

Energy and Sustainability Statement
Exemplar for Energy Efficiency and Green Infrastructure

The Brief: The statement was required to demonstrate the highest levels of energy efficiency and sustainability across the mixed used development, offering environmental and social advantages in accordance with National and Local Planning Policy documents.

Delivered: The Sustainability Statement demonstrated enhancements to the existing environmental infrastructure sitting sympathetically alongside existing residential development and landscape amenity areas. ...

Strategy used:
  • Council revised opinion
  • Accepted 10% CO2reduction through Energy Efficiency
  • Major Financial Saving
long-marstonnew-village Solar Gain
Up to 15%
CO2 saving
Building Fabric
enhanced up
to 10%
Behavioural Changes
2.3% CO2 saved
Air Leakage
6.3% CO2

Energy Statement for a new village of 285 units
Challenging the planning policy norms

The Brief: An energy statement negating the need for Low or Zero Carbon technologies in favour of Fabric Energy Efficiency alternatives.

Delivered: An evidence based planning statement demonstrating a 10% carbon emissions reduction without on-site renewables.

Technologies Specified:

Enhanced energy efficiency measures (including: MHRV, LED lighting & fabric efficiency) Centralised Combined Heat & Power (CHP)

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C02 saved
using CHP
8.9% saved
using energy efficiency

Sustainable Design and Construction Statement
Demonstrating Viability with 30% CO2 reduction policy

The Brief: The Carbon Green Team developed a sustainability strategy to comply with Islington Council’s development policy demanding 30% CO2 emissions reduction.

Delivered: An innovative package which maximised energy efficiency and realised major financial savings.

  • Carbon Green Negotiation on 15% policy
  • Agreed 10% CO2 reduction
  • Major financial saving and scheme viability
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Capital Cost
7,492 kg/year
CO2 saving

Negotiations with Planning Authority for scheme viability
Relaxation of planning policy from 15% to 10% CO2 reduction

The Brief: To develop a strategy to achieve 15% CO2 emissions reduction on a high quality residential development.

Delivered: In demonstrating a lack of scheme viability Carbon Green successfully negotiated with the local planning authority to reduce the requirement to a 10% CO2 reduction across the scheme.

Client Benefits:
  • Product compliance with BREEAM, Ska, LEED
  • Evidence of available credits
  • Valuable Marketing tool
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Sustainable Product data sheets
BREEAM, Ska Rating and LEED

The Brief: To compare their products against all relevant Environmental Assessments for Buildings such as BREEAM, Ska Rating and LEED.

Delivered: A document proving a valuable marketing tool and a clear information source for design teams.

  • Solar Hot Water
  • Solar Voltaics
  • Biomass
  • Air Source Heat Pump
  • Passive Cooling
  • Rainwater Harvesting
bicton-earth-environmental-and-renewable-technologies-hub BREEAM
Very Good
90% materials
Sourced responsibly

Sustainable Design Advice and best practice
Exemplar low Carbon Development

The Brief: To devise a sustainability strategy for achieving a BREEAM rating of ‘Very Good’.

Delivered: A highly sustainable building, offering high levels of innovation.

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Sustainability Policies Help for Local Planners

In response to the NPPF and under more recent guidance “Good Practice Guidance - Sustainable Design and Construction” August  2012 , all local authorities are now in the process of developing  specific sustainable development policies...

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NPPF and Sustainable Development Simplified Top tips for Design Teams:

  • Involve a Sustainability Specialist early in the Planning.
  • Local Planning, Energy, CO2 and the NPPF.
  • Challenge the Policy norms.
  • Demonstrating the 3 elements of Sustainability...

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