The BREEAM UK New Construction 2018, was released earlier this year. The updated scheme has a number of changes including methods and guidance to address the ever-widening energy performance gap between buildings design versus in use.
Recent data has shown that the gap between the predicted and actual energy performance of new building is significant, with actual performance often between 2 to 10 times higher than that determined by compliance calculations calculated at design. The performance gap has to be closed rapidly, if we are to meet our carbon emission targets.
BREEAM UK NC 2018 has introduced Predicted Operational Energy Consumption (POEC) modelling and analysis which will help highlight where buildings are not performing as expected, allowing the designs to be appropriately adapted to improve efficiency as far as reasonably possible.
Up to 6 credits are directly associated with the POEC modelling. AES Sustainability Consultants can help you achieve these credits, but more importantly will highlight solutions for energy efficiency, helping to close the performance gap meaning a reduction in ongoing running costs.
AES has over 12 years’ experience in addressing energy performance and have developed a cost-conscious approach to addressing the performance gap using POEC modelling.
If you would like more information on this please feel free to contact Claire Stone our in-house energy expert.