Many Local Planning Authorities are overstretched or don’t have in-house expertise in relation to energy and sustainability. Blewburton have often helped bridge this gap by offering bespoke support and project work of which some examples can be seen here.
Blewburton prepared a energy and sustainability reports as part of a planning application for 12 apartments and a new club building.
Blewburton prepared a sustainability statement for a paragraph 79 development in South Downs National Park.
Blewburton modelled a representative sample of units in SAP and SBEM software to develop a picture of the 71-flat site’s performance. This allowed the design team to settle on a cost effective and efficient construction.
Blewburton provided an analysis of the energy demand and CO2 emissions associated with the re-development to meet the London Plan Energy Policy.
Blewburton Limited was able to guide the developers of a large rural business to identify the most effective means of achieving the BREEAM Excellent rating required by the planning authority.
Because there is no BREEAM scheme for community buildings, to achieve a rating of ‘Excellent’ it was expedient to work with Blewburton Limited to create a sustainability statement for this village hall based on BREEAM principles. In particular we advised on efficient use of water, as well as insulation, electricity efficiency, and ecological protection.
Blewburton Limited completed a substantial piece of consultancy work for Wycombe District Council, providing an evidence base to inform the development of its planning policy, aimed at encouraging sustainable construction and the deployment of renewable and low carbon technologies.