Dunbeg Phase 3 is a large £35 million development of 300 mixed tenure homes, for social rent and shared equity, located in Dunbeg for Link Group and is being built by MacLeod Construction. The project is designed by Elder + Cannon Architects and consists of flats, cottage flats and terraced housing. The masterplan will be delivered in two phases over the coming years.
The development is designed to achieve Bronze level under Section 7 (Sustainability) of the 2017 Building Standards. It is also designed to achieve Silver Level Aspect 1 & 2 under Section 7 (Sustainability) in accordance with funding requirements.
With no gas available to the development, our proposed strategy focussed on the use of air source heat pumps together with an enhanced fabric solution to ensure compliance.
As energy consultants, our focus was to develop an enhanced fabric strategy through increased levels of insulation, minimising heat loss. By adopting a fabric first approach, the building design will maximise the performance of components and materials that make up the building fabric resulting in reduced capital and operational costs, improved energy efficiency and a reduction in carbon emissions.
The project utilises Carbon Futures own in-house thermally modelled detail packs, which are designed to reduce unwanted infiltration and heat loss in buildings.
Additional services provided by Carbon Futures included a Statement on Energy (Planning), Approved Certifier of Design (Energy) certification, Building Regulation Compliance through the provision of SAP Calculations and provision of Energy Performance Certification.