Energy Statements / Feasibility Reports
The aim of an energy statement is to show that the design of a construction puts into consideration mitigation measures for climate change. It is achieved after an energy assessment.
Energy statements are now common throughout the UK. You may be required to submit one along with plans for a new commercial or residential development. It should be able to clarify how a development will meet specific local energy efficiency targets. The aim of an energy statement is to show that the design of a construction puts into consideration mitigation measures for climate change. It is achieved after an energy assessment. The aim is to reduce carbon emissions and to meet zero carbon standards. People get energy statements to help them meet their energy goals.
Feasibility reports, on the other hand, are arrived at after energy feasibility studies. They are conducted in schools, community buildings, offices and other areas to promote energy efficiency and use of renewable energy. They take into consideration; solar thermal, wind turbines, air-source heating and cooling, combined heat and power, biomass boilers and stoves, solar photovoltaic panels, hydro and combined cooling, heat and power.
A good energy statement should be comprehensive and able to meet the set demands for building regulations and any local planning authority. It is, therefore, advisable to seek the help of a professional to come up with one.
What Does An Energy Statement Include?
- How energy efficient the building fabric is
- Feasibility of the community heating
- What effect each of the proposed renewable energy technology has
- The estimated energy demand of the development every year
- The baseline estimate of development’s carbon emissions every year
- The advantages of the different low energy technologies used
- The full estimated reduction in the development’s energy demand and carbon emissions
- The cost of renewable technologies