Energy
Statements

Our Energy Statements explain in plain English how a proposed development will meet the requirements of SWDP policy 27 and incorporate renewable and low carbon energy facilities to generate at least 10% of predicted energy requirements. 

 

The Energy Statement will include Accredited SBEM calculations as evidence to demonstrate the predicted regulated energy and the energy generation achieved through renewable/low carbon measures.

As with all our services, consultancy is included as standard.

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The majority of Planning Authorities are relatively new to the concept of Energy Statements and so the interpretation and translation of the parent document SWDP (policy 27) may vary slightly across the nation. 

In simplified terms the overreaching requirement is to show that (a) the building design passes Part L2A (see SBEM calcs) and (b) at least 10% of the potential CO2 emission is offset against the energy produced from renewable technologies such as on-site solar panels.

An important issue to consider is that whilst the Building Energy Rating (measured in annual CO2 emissions)  will be reduced by the introduction of renewable energy sources the KWh usage will remain essentially the same.

 

Energy Statements - What information do we need to provide?​

Calculations are typically undertaken on projects in conceptual or planning stage, therefore we recognise that detailed specification on items such as lighting or materials may not be available at the time of application. As such we will only ask you to provide relevant and available information.

Example Information (if available)

  • HVAC info – location/heat recovery, make/model etc.

  • Lighting loads (w/m2 @ 100 LUX, or, lumens/watts either per zone or average for building)

  • Hot water systems (storage tank make/model/size)

  • U-Values – walls, floors, roofs, glazing, doors

  • Plans and elevations – must include measurements (PDF only. Do not provide AutoCAD files)

  • General overview of mechanical ventilation – location, heat recovery, make/model etc

  • External elevations / conceptual drawings

 

If you have a proposal for a renewable energy system in place then great, if not then as part of the Energy Statement service, we will advise you on the various system types that would benefit your project. Note, we do not recommend specific manufacturers or suppliers.

 

What will the Energy Statement contain?

Two iterations of the annual CO2 and KWh output will be calculated. The results are contained within two separately produced BRUKL Output Documents and summarised within the Energy Statement, The two iterations are as follows:


a)    No renewable energy
b)    Renewable energy to achieve 10% CO2/KWh reduction.

Copies of the BRUKL Output Documents along with the proposed renewable energy system* will be issued to you in the form of a short report (The Energy Statement)

 

Note, the Energy Statement will only contain information on the CO2 and KWh produced by the proposed development.

 

The Energy Statement will not contain drawings, maps, plans, M&E specifications etc. You may be required to submit these separately and in addition to the Energy Statement.

*If you have a proposal for a renewable energy system in place then great, if not then as part of the Energy Statement service, we will advise you on the various system types that would benefit your project. Note, we do not recommend specific manufacturers or suppliers.

 

Lead time and costings

Allow 5 working days from submission of information.

Costs vary but will be based upon building complexity and size. Please contact us for a quotation.