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Net Zero & Low Carbon Design & Analysis

The reduction of carbon emissions is at the forefront of issues to prevent the impact of climate change across the world. In designing a net-zero or low carbon project, you will be able to gain planning permission, design buildings to high levels of comfort and reduce the production of carbon emissions. We have a wealth of experience in thermal modelling and low carbon design to be able to assist with your project, planning permission or designs.

Net-Zero Carbon Design, Modelling & Analysis

The UK Government has set out clear targets to achieve  Net Zero Carbon by 2050, A large part of this is the reduction of carbon emissions in residential and commercial buildings. The London Plan and other local plans set out by local authorities across the country are implementing net zero carbon targets to meet the targets set out. Through thermal modelling and a wealth of experience, we are able to produce net-zero carbon designs for projects across the country to meet the requirements.

Implementing this approach will enable your development to achieve the required targets set out in the Local Plan for the area, but also allows a thorough design to be completed to ensure that the proposed building has been designed to be cost-effective, low carbon and operating to high levels.

Whilst adopting a fabric first approach, our initial steps will be to ensure that the proposed development is minimising both energy use and carbon emissions through the design of the building/s. This step is a great way to review the design to ensure that once complete the building works efficiently and also provides a good level of thermal comfort.

Within the process, we will also review the feasibility of low and zero-carbon technologies to determine site-specific possibilities of achieving the criteria and again minimising the overall energy usage of the proposed site.

As well as the above key stages, we will also perform intricate analysis of several factors, including schedules, thermal comfort, overheating and much more to develop a design for the site that will achieve the required criteria but also produce a well balanced, high performing site.



Overheating Analysis

As part of the designing to a net-zero carbon target, it is imperative to ensure that the designs are completed to achieve the targets whilst maintaining a high level of thermal comfort, CIBSE guides TM52, TM59 and Guide A provide levels of overheating criteria that should be achieved for each project type, this is to ensure that whilst maintaining a good level of thermal performance the site does not exceed the comfortable working or living temperature across the year and are also provided with the correct natural or mechanical ventilation and/or cooling. You can find out more regarding overheating on our Overheating analysis page.

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Sustainability & Building Compliance

Vision Energy are a leading Sustainability & Energy consultancy working nationwide. We specialise in calculations & reports covering Building Regulations, Planning Permission and all other sustainability or energy needs within the construction sector. With a vast amount of knowledge and experience having worked on thousands of projects across the UK one of our engineers would be more than happy to assist you on your project. SAP Calculations | SBEM Calculations | Energy Statements | BREEAM Pre-Assessments | M&E Design | EPC's | Water Efficiency | Air Permeability

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We have worked on a huge variety of projects across the UK achieving the net-zero carbon emission target and would be more than happy to assist you with your project from a design stage through to in-use. please get in touch with one of our consultants if we can be of any further assistance.

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