Daylight Simulation carried out by Encon Associates BREEAM & Energy Division
Encon Associates appointed as the project Energy Assessor providing advice and guidance to meeting Part L Building Regulations compliance and reduction of CO2 emission. The proposed new two storey office which accommodates 56 Staff has been simulated for its daylight performance and achieved a level of daylight throughout the building that met the necessary BREEAM criteria without need for any design alterations.
As Encon Associates were appointed for multiple consultancy services we were able to advise that the glazed atrium containing a large area of south facing glazing would benefit from solar shading, this would help to reduce glare, improve the thermal comfort within that zone and subsequent cooling load.
By being appointed at an early stage in the design process for multiple consultancy services allowed the BREEAM assessment to run smoother at Design Stage. The client found the assessment process more cohesive when dealing with a single consultant to deliver multiple BREEAM credits, rather than a large design team with the potential for miscommunication. Due to the effective internal communication between Encon’s consultants, the turnaround times have been shorter, and the benefits of this passed on to the client.