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Construction renewable energy get planning permission, SBEM, SAP 10

IU Energy usually partners with a main contractor to provide renewable energy solutions in Construction. Specifically, the projects we undertake are for new as well as retrofit developments.

As an illustration of a new build project, a recent example is the Phase 2 expansion of Plymouth City Council’s Langage Business Park.

To clarify, working under Ryearch and MEP Systems, IU Energy designed, installed and commissioned six Solar PV systems onto the new build units. Equally important was the timing of the installations. With this in mind we had to co-ordinate together with Ryearch and MEP’s schedule.

The importance of the planning phase for renewables 

In the first place, specifying renewable technology at the planning stage is an especially effective way to gain planning permission (PP). It also helps in meeting SBEM and SAP 10.

In general, stipulating renewable energy technology in buildings during the planning phase ensures  pre-allocated space. For instance, roof design to accommodate external solar panels or internal space for Combined Heat & Power (CHP).

A seventeen year track record

IU Energy has an in-house design and installation team. In other words, we control quality, very effectively – a point often overlooked with subcontractors. Not only has this led to our exemplary track record, but our trading history of seventeen years has ensured referees and case studies in abundance.

Equally important are a string of recognised awards and accreditations.

In Construction, our new build and retrofit project examples include –

  • Solar PV
  • Solar Thermal
  • Biomass Boilers
  • CHP
  • Heat Pumps
  • LED lighting
  • Battery storage 
  • Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

The role of Local Authorities – renewable energy in Construction

Notably, renewables in new and retrofit developments in the Construction sector is where combating climate change has significant effect.

In essence, local planning systems are an effective tool to legislate and encourage effective climate change measures. This includes specifying renewable and efficient technology in the design of new buildings, construction and retrofit.

Local planning authorities therefore play a crucial role in tackling energy efficiency and climate change.  

“We are very impressed. Not only was this extensive project delivered without drama, it’s already delivering the £45,000 a year for 20 years as promised.”

Carl Payne

Dartmeet Developments

Case Studies

Below are case studies for projects we have conducted in the Construction energy industry.

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