QODA has been working with Bell Phillips Architects for Sevenoaks District Council on a new residential development, Bevan Place in Swanley. The site aims to be a landmark development, creating a precedent for sustainable homes in the area. QODA have been carrying out the mechanical, electrical, and sustainability designs for the mixed-use residential and commercial areas.
By implementing high-performing fabric standards alongside the use of ambient loop two stage heat pumps we have been able to create a 74% saving in carbon emissions above the baseline Part L, with 68% of the regulated energy generated on-site using low carbon energy sources. By working closely with the architect in the early stages of design, we were able to highlight how to create a high-performing building whilst also reducing the chance of overheating through different glazing options, thus taking advantage of solar gains during winter but mitigating the need for active cooling during summer.