We are really excited about our first edition of Engage which is being launched today. This is the first in a series of thought leadership pieces around the future of sustainability. In this issue we present the insights given to us by industry leaders in the built environment about how sustainability has changed, what the barriers have been, and what the future for it holds.
This week saw the release of updated guidance on how to prepare energy assessments by the GLA. The new document will replace the 2016 guidance from the beginning of next year and echoes some of the policy changes proposed as part of the Draft London Plan. The update is notable as it encourages the use of SAP 10 carbon emissions factors. These factors assign an amount of carbon per unit of energy consumed or generated in … more
Last week was Green Sky Thinking Week 2018, an annual event organised by Open City to spread best practice for sustainability in the built environment. This year’s theme was ‘People First’, with a task of exploring sustainable design from the human perspective. This seemed a great opportunity to talk about Clapham Park, a major regeneration project that has been designed with people in mind. From the outset of the Clapham … more
The UK Government think they have part of the answer in the creation of a new fund designed to decarbonise heat in cities across the UK. The Government are committing £320m to unlock over £1bn of private investment in heat networks. The aim is for this investment to deliver three things: Heating that is secure and flexible enough to promote access to new technologies; Heating that is affordable … more
Late on Wednesday evening last week at Lambeth Town Hall, planning permission was granted for Metropolitan to undertake the £1.6bn redevelopment of Clapham Park in South London. Greengage are incredibly proud to have been instrumental in this process, having managed the Environmental Impact Assessment, Energy Strategy, Sustainability, Ecology and Arboricultural work for the scheme. This was the largest ever full detailed planning application submitted, requiring the coordination of … more
Following publication of the draft London Plan, Greengage have the following energy-related recommendations for new projects: Include Accredited or Enhanced Construction Detailing (ACDs or ECDs) within the domestic architectural package. Residential developments should aim to achieve a 10% CO2 reduction from energy efficiency measures alone. All Greengage developments in 2017 achieved the 10% reduction, including the Clapham Park development. Early dynamic thermal modelling proposed buildings/spaces to understand where … more
With the government announcement that the sale of new diesel & petrol cars will be banned by 2040, development projects across the UK are hurriedly assessing the feasibility of additional EV parking provision. The announcement was made in the government air quality plan at the end of July, which includes the promise of £40m immediately to start local schemes rolling, which could include: changing road layouts, retrofitting public … more
In 2014-16 Greengage acted as Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme Lead Assessors for several organisations, providing energy efficiency advice to identify prospects for investment in energy efficiency projects. One of those organisations was McLaren Construction Ltd who have been leading voices in the industry seeking to minimise the environmental impact of construction activities. When the business was initially assessed in 2015/16 we focussed on identifying the energy use of … more
Summer has seen the culmination of Greengage’s work to support a planning application for a large, residential-led mixed use development at Clapham Park, London. Greengage were appointed as the energy lead for the development. Additional duties included supporting the environmental design to achieve occupant comfort and provide natural ventilation strategies within some buildings. The project has benefitted from our wider environmental design services to lead the creation of … more
From October 2016 zero carbon homes in London has been GLA planning policy, however a recent review of the latest planning submissions shows developments are avoiding, at least in part, the cost of this additional requirement. London Plan policy 5.2. requires that new homes built in London are built to a zero carbon standard with any residual emissions being offset by payment to Boroughs; for most projects this … more
From this week (1st October) all new major residential development in London will be required to be zero carbon which will increase costs for development and the time to complete Energy Statements to support planning applications. In the recent publication of the guidance to developers for Energy Statements, the GLA reiterated their London Plan policy 5.2 commitment of zero carbon residential development from 2016. The timetable was updated … more
A trained energy assessor and environmental designer, Yanis has extensive experience of building services and renewable energy assessment; with respect to improving and meeting the sustainability agenda set for buildings and construction. Yanis brings a holistic view towards sustainable development solutions and assessments, identifying strategies and methods that consider practicality alongside innovation.
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I am able to apply my knowledge as an Architect and Environmental Designer to bring a holistic view towards strategic sustainable solutions for clients and projects.