CHP and Building Regulations
To get construction projects past Planning Permission can be a protracted and time-consuming process. For energy usage planning issues, co-ordination of specialist energy assessors will be required at an early stage. SAV Systemsí CHP Group can help with this aspect by providing specialist CHP consulting to the energy assessors in their work.
Variations in approach will be necessary according to the type of
The CSH covers nine categories of sustainable design, 6 of which have mandatory performance requirements (M):
- Energy and CO2 emissions (M),
- Water (M),
- Materials (M),
- Surface Water Run-off (M),
- Waste (M),
- Health and Wellbeing (M),
The overall quality level of a building ranges from 0 to 6, and each result takes mandatory and non-mandatory elements into account.
Nowadays, building services consultants have to achieve at least CSH Level 3. Combined Heat and Power Systems provide valuable points towards this certification.
LoadTracker CHP data for SAP assessments
To demonstrate the contribution by LoadTracker Combined Heat and Power requires detailed interaction with a projectís specialist SAP assessors. There are over a dozen SAP formats on the UK market, produced by different software houses. All of these generate thermal kWh needs for housing projects, but are virtually silent in regard to electrical needs. SAVís CHP consultants are happy to engage with SAP assessors to help:
- Clarify those areas where data is uncertain
- Specify the assumptions that need to be made and issue site-specific reports of the contributions to expected from LoadTracker CHP
- Establish carbon reduction, cost savings and %age site loads which would be accounted for by LoadTracker CHP
- Look for every available CHP point under BREEAM
Combined Heat and Power Systems also offer clear benefits to non-domestic construction projects. Non-residential buildings such as schools, leisure centres and hospitals are subject to assessment under the Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method (BREEAM). In assessing the energy performance of a building, BREEAM awards points for the use of eco friendly technologies with low or zero carbon consumption such as Combined Heat & Power.
In turn, BREEAM is based on Standard Building Energy Modelling (SBEM).
Both the XRGI 15G and XRGI 20 CHP units are classified as Low NOx. LoadTracker Combined Heat and Power systems provide important points under both the SAP and BREAM regimes, helping significantly to get project after project past Planning Approval.
Need to get some specifics about CHP Systems for your project?
To find out more about LoadTracker CHP, please contact SAV Systems on the details below or by using the Contact Us page. We'll send you the LoadTracker CHP Design Guide to help you identify whether CHP is suitable for your project. Next we'll provide you with a sample CHP assessment for your type of project, and a proforma enquiry spreadsheet if you'd like to take things further. We look forward to hearing from you!
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