Case Study - Sheltered Accommodation, Worksop

  • Lincoln Offices, Lincoln

Greenlite Energy Assessors were tasked with undertaking a CIBSE TM59 overheating analysis and Part L2A compliance assessment on a sheltered accommodation development in Worksop. The CIBSE TM59 assessment is specifically aimed at residential buildings, and utilises some of the components of CIBSE TM52. Unlike TM52 however, the assessment adopts prescribed simulation inputs, in order to provide a common mode of comparison between similar projects. With residents of the building being considered CIBSE ‘Category I vulnerable residents’, it was important that a high standard of summertime thermal comfort was achieved.

The report has helped the design team to assess compliance with CIBSE TM59, quantity overheating risks, and has allowed informed decision making in respect of managing overheating risks. The report provides a clear illustration of how the building behaves in respect to the assessment criteria, supplemented by a large number of helpful illustrations. As is often the case, additional useful data outside of the initial design brief has also been noted within the conclusions and recommendations, highlighting potential design risks at an early stage and reducing the cost of addressing these risks.

Building services engineers, MIES, comment:

“MIES Building Services have employed Greenlite Energy Assessors to carry out Dynamic Thermal Models, Overheating & Air Quality Assessments, Part L compliance reports and produce BRUKL and EPC documents for a wide range of projects over the past few years. The varying complexity and conditions of these projects required a professional and enthusiastic approach to produce the level of technical detail and understanding to accurately identify risks within these projects.

Greenlite Energy Assessors have consistently delivered exceptional attention to detail, structure and presentation of all the assessments in question and more than often operated above and beyond their contractual brief to deliver sensitive and tangible solutions that could be proactively applied to the design process. The information presented is clear and concise, and demonstrates a genuine understanding and passion to all elements involved in the assessment process.

A most notable recent project involved a Dynamic Thermal Model incorporating TM59 and TM52 overheating criteria for a large extra care facility. Greenlite Energy Assessors produced an extremely detailed assessment outlining all the risks involved, whilst also making some excellent recommendations on how to mitigate these risks and further develop the design strategy to provide an exceptional level of thermal comfort to the occupants. This was further reinforced by supporting calculations for the mitigation process which allowed MIES to seamlessly incorporate these measures into our design and present an accurate and concise justification to the client.

These details demonstrate Greenlite’s reputation on not just delivering outstanding quality of information but also demonstrating a level of passion which translates and ultimately results in an easier design process, and a better environment within buildings with high levels of satisfaction from end users, facility managers, and clients.”