To review all environmental aspects of the site and the proposed building with a view to achieving the highest rating possible.
To investigate the ecological value of the site with a view to maintaining or enhancing the ecological value of the site to the benefit of all.
To investigate the alternative sources of renewable energy and to determine its suitability for the site and buildings.
To obtain an air leakage rate for the building at least 50% better than that required under current Building Regulations.
To increase the percentage of roof lights from the institutional level of 10% of the roof area to 15%, to improve the natural daylight provision.
To ensure the systems installed provide heating, lighting and cooling with minimum energy usage and wastage.
To review the design and alignment of the offices to maximise the use of fresh air ventilation and natural daylight.
By use of sun path analysis, ensure that the alignment of the offices on the site maximises daylighting.
To reduce heat gain within offices during the summer months with the benefit of more natural cooling.
To control heat gain within the building during the summer months.
To constantly review the latest products to reduce energy usages.
To enable the building user to monitor the building system to reduce and control energy usage.
To enable the building user to manage and maintain the building systems to maximum effect for minimum energy usage.
To arrange for the consultant to visit and carry out an assessment in use in two different seasons following completion.
To minimise energy usage whilst offices are not occupied.
To control external lighting in relation to outside light levels.
To review the location of all external lighting to minimise upward glare.
To help encourage less reliance on single occupancy private car travel.
Use of on-line tool to review design to specify increased use of recyclable materials.
Investigate materials and method statements to increase carbon sequestrian on projects.
Reduction in the heating design temperatures without a material effect on the building amenity whilst accepting that this will require acceptance by occupier, investors and advisers alike.
To minimise energy usage whilst offices are occupied and lighting is switched on.
By providing the following water saving devices within the plumbing system.