What is an Energy Statement?

Latest planning policies across the UK will often now include sustainability targets for building projects. Each local authority has its own specific requirements but often you must demonstrate how these targets will be met, by the means of producing and submitting an energy statement to the planning authority.

Energy Statements are carried out and produced to determine how your project will meet the local authority specific requirement. Often this will mean going above and beyond building minimum regulation compliance to show that you have contributed a further improvement by a reduction in carbon emissions (CO₂) or energy (kWh).

Dependent on the requirement there are various ways and means of meeting the target, these can often be achieved by increased thermal performance of a building (Be Lean), better performing or more considerate building services (Be Clean) or the incorporation of renewable technologies (Be Green).

If you would like to see an example of the Energy Strategy Reports that we create, click here to take a look.

How does it work?

If your local authority has specified that you must provide an energy statement as part of the planning process, this would need to be carried out in the early stages of a project.

Typically, the assessment will be carried out inline with either SAP or SBEM assessment methodology, or both depending on the project.

Firstly, we would assess the project using the correct methodology, we would then explore various options to meet the target in line with the specific requirements and aim to work with you as the client to find the most appropriate and cost-effective method of compliance and procedure. Once we have this agreed, we would then produce the energy statement which would be submitted as part of your planning application.

Why choose us?

Having worked on a large number and variety of different schemes with many councils throughout the UK, we have an in-depth understanding of the requirements and best methods to meet these targets, from a cost and build perspective. You can therefore rest assures that Compliant EPC Ltd will provide you the best possible service to guide you through the process and obtain compliance on your project.

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If you have a project anywhere in the UK which has a requirement for energy and planning, we can help. Give one of our friendly team a call today on 01623 573009 for more information and expert advice.



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