We are delighted to announce Timber Square, our project for Landsec has achieved a 5-star Design Reviewed Target Rating, making it the UK’s first Design for Performance project to complete its Independent Design Review.
The net zero development in Bankside, London is on-track to receive a 5-star NABERS UK Energy Rating once in operation. This is a tremendous accolade and with this, we hope that Timber Square will become a case study for more net zero carbon schemes to come.
What is Design for Performance?
Design for Performance helps developers ensure the energy consumption of their projects deliver against their design intent and overcome the well-evidenced performance gap between design and operation. This is achieved by requiring project teams to target a NABERS UK Energy rating during the project design and verify it once the building is operational through the NABERS UK Energy for offices rating scheme.
How is the Target Rating determined?
The Design for Performance process requires developers to run advanced energy simulations to inform and test their design against a range of expected operation conditions to provide confidence that the performance target can be met. These modelled predictions will provide a reference point for value engineering considerations, commissioning, optimising and in-use monitoring once the building is occupied. Following collaboration with the project team, the Design Review Target Rating is determined by the Independent Design Reviewer who bases their estimation on the developer’s Energy Simulation Report and Rating Achievement Plan.
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