Services - Sustainable Architecture Practices

Planning for Sustainability is one of very few dedicated organisations that is able to deliver a truly integrated, multi-disciplinary approach to sustainable development in London.
We work from project strategy to planning consent and implementation.
We take a leaf out of the integrative design guide to green building to make sure that every project we work on is compliant with the current laws.

DAYLIGHT AND SUNLIGHT, RIGHT TO LIGHT

Daylight and sunlight are material planning considerations, and compliance to the related requirements is essential.

Our team of specialists support your project with an impact assessment and the preparation of a Daylight and Sunlight Report to submit with your planning application.

Make sure that your right to light in the building process is well maintained.

LZC FEASIBILITY AND ENERGY STRATEGY

We report on your Low and Zero Carbon Technologies and Energy Assessments to help support planning approval.

An Energy Assessment accompanies reports for planning applications and demonstrates the proposed carbon emissions reductions over Part L and the financial contribution for ‘zero carbon’ homes.

The reports demonstrate compliance with national and local policies and regulations, thus establishing a scheme’s suitability for planning approval and ensuring the approved scheme can achieve its planning conditions at practical completion.

This is one of our services that enables us to offer sustainable architecture practices to our clients.

AIR QUALITY

To support planning applications, we examine the impact of both the construction and operational phases on the air quality of your development.

The impacts are compared against national and local air quality objectives and/or significance criteria defined within relevant air quality guidance.

We will give you mitigation measures that can be adopted, and for significant challenges we will use detailed assessments which includes dispersion modelling.

THERMAL COMFORT

There is growing evidence that homes are at risk of overheating, and that this will increase with climate change.
At present, this is only partially addressed.

Current tools and approaches typically focus on the detailed design stage and do not encourage sufficient consideration of early-stage decisions such as site and dwelling layout. There is a need for a holistic consideration of overheating risk and its associated design issues such as ventilation and noise.

We provide a comprehensive package of support services ranging from strategy to detailed building assessment to help the design of buildings with a high degree of thermal comfort.

Contact us to approach your project from a sustainable business practices approach.

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