Wattcraft can provide energy masterplanning services for new and existing developments at all scales, nationally and internationally.
With experience of energy demand modelling, resource assessment, constraint analysis and combined renewable technology assessment and system concept design we can help establish a suitable energy supply system at the early stages of projects when there is greatest potential for effective energy solutions.
A building development gives both constraints on energy generation and opportunities. Whereas for an existing development energy measures have to be developed to take into account existing building density, building orientation and building form, for a new development there is the opportunity for a parallel and integrated approach thereby minimising the energy impact through effective development masterplanning.
Example of Wattcraft Energy Masterplanning Project Approach
Project: masterplanning a new mix-used building development
1) Estimation of projected annual and daily energy consumption profile for different types of building units in the development (e.g. residential, retail or office).
2) Identification of ways of reducing energy consumption through measures such as: improving fabric, introducing more energy efficient building services and ways of influencing occupant behaviour towards reduced energy consumption.
3) Identification of opportunities for renewable energy supply for the development through consideration of factors such as spatial aspects and renewable energy resource.
4) Review of appropriate balance between building-integrated renewable generation, site-wide generation and off-site generation to meet projected reduced energy demand profile.
5) Review of options for sustainable energy infrastructure and associated energy generation configuration (for example combined heat and power [CHP] with site-wide heat and electricity distribution).
6) Exploration of opportunities for integrated infrastructure solutions taking into account requirements for other utilities such as water and data.
7) Development of technical economic feasibility.
Assessment of options for commercial delivery and operation of energy systems.