Dalmarnock Riverside is a large £60 million development of 550 mixed tenure homes for social rent, mid-market rent, shared equity and sale, located in Glasgow’s east end for Link Group and Laurel Homes and is being built by McTaggart Construction. The project is designed by Hypostyle Architects and consists of two, three and four-bedroom houses, four-bedroom wheelchair houses, two-bedroom cottage flats, three-bedroom maisonettes and one and two-bedroom flats. The masterplan will be delivered in four phases over the coming years.
The development is designed to achieve Silver Active level under Section 7 (Sustainability) of the 2016 Building Standards. The project was also required to achieve a 15% carbon emissions abatement using Low and Zero Carbon Generating Technologies (LZCGT).
This is achieved by using enhanced fabric performance, individual and communal heating systems, Waste Water Heat Recovery Systems (WWHRS), a mixture of Decentralised Mechanical Extract Ventilation (DMEV) and Centralised Mechanical Extract Ventilation (CMEV) and Photovoltaic Panels (PV).
Carbon Futures worked with the design team to develop a cost-effective and practical energy and sustainability strategy for the development. This required in-depth discussion with the key stakeholders and detailed analysis of communal heating versus combi boilers, in order to determine the most practical solution.
Additional services provided by Carbon Futures included Approved Certifier of Design (Energy) certification, Building Regulation Compliance through the provision of SAP Calculations, provision of Energy Performance Certification and Thermal Modelling.