Low Carbon Building goes hand-in-hand with intelligent design of the heating systems in the house.
As designs and in particular insulation technology has reduced the heating load for new built houses, so the trend towards en-suite bathrooms and power showers has seen an increase in hot water loads. Designing a solution to meet this changed pattern of heat demand requires different thinking based on sound heatloss calculations and a clear knowledge of the technologies available to each site.
After selecting the best combination of technologies, they must be integrated seamlessly into a complete, controllable system which suits the life style of the occupants. The success of Low Carbon Building therefore depends as much on the heating system’ s design as it does on the fabric of the building.
Element have an extensive track record in this field but the key is early involvement before decisions are made that compromise systems design.