SBEM Calculations & DSM Assessments

“SBEM Calculations & DSM Modelling (Dynamic Simulation Method) are the only way to demonstrate Part L2a compliance for Commercial Buildings…” Gladwood are approved Non-Domestic Energy Assessors with Stroma Certification (Level 3, 4 & 5)… Level 3 and 4 SBEM assessments cover the vast majority of non-domestic properties, however, if a building has any of the following features then it is […]

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SAP Assessments

“With over 10 year’s experience, Gladwood have excellent knowledge on how best to approach a project in terms of build costs, achieving the desired results regarding EPC banding and Part L compliance.”   Building Regulation Requirements: New Build Dwellings… New build dwellings require a SAP calculation (energy assessment) to be carried out to demonstrate compliance […]

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Energy Performance Certificates

Gladwood can provide EPC certificates for both Commercial and Domestic buildings. Gladwood were one of the first Energy Consultants to start issuing EPC’s since their introduction in August 2007 (Domestic) and April 2008 (Commercial)… We are accredited “Non-Domestic Energy Assessors” (Levels 3, 4 & 5). Gladwood are accredited “On Construction Domestic Energy Assessors” (OCDEA) Need your […]

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Air & Ventilation Testing

For over 10 years Gladwood have carried out both commercial and domestic Air Pressure Testing, generally within Lincolnshire but also Nationwide. With many hundreds of air pressure tests carried out, Gladwood offer pre-test site inspections, drawing reviews and friendly, helpful advice to help you achieve the best possible result. Please contact us for a free quotation, or for further […]

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Thermal Modelling / Overheating / BB101 Assessments

Thermal Modelling… Thermal modelling can be used to evaluate designs and deliver energy efficiency and environmental comfort.. Assess the potential for over-heating at design stage. Assess natural ventilation strategies, solar shading and high thermal mass structures. Assess proposals for Building Bulletin 101 (BB101): Ventilation of school buildings compliance. Evaluate the performance benefits between utilising bris-soleil […]

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BREEAM Credit Assessments

Gladwood have extensive knowledge of BREEAM and the typical credits required for most building construction projects…  We offer the following credit assessments: (Hea 01)  Daylighting – 1 credit (Hea 04) Thermal Comfort – 1 credit (Ene 01) Energy CO2 Emissions- 15 credits (Ene 04) Low / Zero Carbon Technologies – 1 credit Please contact us for a […]

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Planning Renewable Energy Statements

‘There is growing scientific consensus that stabilising atmospheric carbon dioxide emissions to levels at or below 450 parts per million is required to avoid catastrophic climate change’ Given the above statement from ‘the London Plan’ many planning authorities now require supporting documentation with a planning application to demonstrate how a proposed development will reduce its […]

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Sustainable Low Carbon Design

An exciting new approach to achieving true low and zero carbon buildings… Passivhaus is a design process to achieve true low and zero-rate buildings, where the core focus is to reduce the requirement for space heating and cooling, so that temperatures inside of the buildings are comfortable at all times.  Passivhaus Design Principles… The Passivhaus […]

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Water Efficiency Calculations

Did you know that new dwellings must not exceed the new water efficiency standard of 125 litres per person per day?   Under the new Part G of the Building Regulations all new homes are now required to comply with water efficiency targets. Items considered within the calculations include: W.C’s. Sink Taps (bathroom, W.C, kitchen, […]

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