The New London Plan came into force on 2nd March 2021 following a lengthy consultation process.
The Plan provides a strategic framework for the London Boroughs and is intended to be developed over the next 20-25 years. It challenges design teams to meet low carbon, energy efficiency and sustainability standards to assist the London ambition to be a zero-carbon city by 2050. The Plan embraces simulation to demonstrate well thought through design and augments the requirements to carry out detailed energy assessments through the RIBA Stages and beyond handover and initial occupancy.
Our team have extensive experience supporting the ever increasingly complex modelling demands now required through the planning process on major London schemes. We can assist with the Design Stage modelling (D) as well as the Sustainable Infrastructure (SI) policies that must be addressed in all areas of the built environment.
Through the use CFD we can undertake external comfort assessments in public spaces and around tall buildings, taking into consideration temperature conditions around the building, wind direction and pollutant dispersion.
Our team of consultants are experts at sunlight and daylight assessments. We can provide sunlight and shading analysis to contribute towards creating a comfortable pedestrian environment in public spaces and take into consideration the effects from tall buildings.
Our experts can undertake thermal assessments against TM59 to determine the risk of overheating and complement our solar studies.
Use less energy and manage demand during operation
Exploit local energy resources and be energy efficient by connecting to district heating networks
Maximise opportunities for renewable energy by producing, storing and using renewable energy on-site
Monitor, verify and report on energy performance
Whole Life-Cycle Carbon (WLC) emissions must be calculated and submitted to the Greater London Authority to comply with the London Plan Policy SI 2. WLC emissions consider both carbon emissions from construction and use of a building in addition to the operational carbon emissions and embodied carbon emissions associated with raw materials and their logistics, and any carbon emission benefits after the buildng's end of life.
Using the IESVE and our partner software, OneClickLCA, the IES Consulting team can undertake whole life-cycle costing assessments on your behalf for pre-application, stage 1 submission (RIBA stage 2/3) and post-construction (RIBA stage 6).
Our expert team can offer a wide variety of complimentry services to help you meet each GLA requirement including Part L Compliance and building energy analysis for daylighting, solar, renewables and CFD.
The London Plan SI2 added the 'Be Seen' element - a new requirement for all major developments to monitor and report on their operational energy bridging the performance gap. IES Consulting can provide assistance throughout the three stages of the 'Be Seen' level and the RIBA stages from the detailed design into the handover and in-use.
IES Consulting performed NABERS analysis on this six-star Green Star status building in Australia.
IES Consulting were commissioned to investigate the potential for solar glare brought about by the proposed West End Green mixed use development in London.
IES Consulting performed CFD analysis to determine the infiltration through open doors of the hospital entrance.
IES Consulting were commissioned to undertake a thermal comfort study of the proposed development to ascertain the overheating risk against CIBSE TM59.
If you are looking to develop your skills or your project incorporates challenging design features then enlist the help of IES Consulting. As the expert users in applying the Virtual Environment we are best placed to share our knowledge and expertise for the benefit of your project. We offer tailored project mentoring to guide you step by step towards achieving your needs, ensuring confidence in the accuracy and delivery of the project.
This on-demand webinar looks at the New London Plan that came into force in March 2021 and how it challenges design teams face to meet low carbon, energy efficiency and sustainability standards to assist the London ambition to be a zero-carbon city by 2050.
In this blog, Harshad Joshi discusses the innovative approach for annual microclimate modelling to conduct outdoor thermal comfort assessments developed by IES.