A client came to us with a difficult challenge, their house had the maximum glazing. Roughly 90% of the external façade of their house was composed of double glazed glass. Despite being double glazed, the Solar Hear Gain Co-efficient value of the glazing was high. This meant that large amounts of solar heat was being radiated into the building from each orientation. Hence, large amounts of cooling energy was required in order to maintain thermal comfort.
The client wanted us to achieve a 6 Star Rating for their house (without using credits such as solar panels, complying outdoor living area etc.). Additionally, they did not wish to change or reduce the proposed glazing at all.
Energy efficiency may appear to be a straight forward process. However, there are times when one comes across a project that presents a healthy challenge, for even the most experienced professionals. Though the design faced several compliance challenges, with the help of our expertise, our client successfully overcame them all.
How did we help our client? Read the full case study:
The Maximum Glazing House
Anderson Energy Efficiency provided energy efficiency assessment & consulting for this “high glazing” project. Including issuing a From 15 and Universal certificate (mandatory) required for Building Approval. The assessment was carried out using the NatHERS Star Rating method, which allowed us to observe how the proposed building elements impact the thermal performance of the house.