Thermal modelling analysis carried out on the proposed Seal Care Home showed that its design, in terms of its construction, HVAC equipment and lighting scheme would pass the current 2013 version of the Part L2 Building Regulations.
The care homes proposed design would produce a Building CO2 Emission Rate (BER) of 23.84 kgCO2/m2 per annum. This is lower than the Part L Target Emission Rate (TER) of 36.02 kgCO2/m2 per annum and therefore the proposed Care Home is passing the regulations.
With its current design the proposed Care Home would receive an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) rating of 19 and fall within the A band.
As this is only a draft EPC carried out at the design stage, if the proposed Care Home’s design was improved throughout the build process a better EPC rating could be achieved at the final ‘As Built’ stage; before being lodged onto the national register.
As well as satisfying the Part L regulations we has also showed compliance with the overheating requirements set out within both CIBSE Guide A and CIBSE TM 52.