Daylight and Sunlight Studies
Natural light is fundamental to our basic wellbeing. As we push the scale and space boundaries of urban design, ensuring balanced access to light is more challenging than ever.
A key requirement of planning will be an over-shadowing analysis – how a proposed development will impact daylight and sunlight on existing adjoining and adjacent buildings.
Equally, for the comfort of building users, how can building design be optimised to maximise access to daylight and sunlight whilst minimising the risk of overheating?
Addressing these questions at concept stage means we can influence the architectural design of a building at the earliest opportunity. By refining the building massing and utilising mitigation strategies such as glazing and fenestrations, we can find the right balance between levels of natural daylight, additional heating and cooling that may be required in areas with large elements of glazing. The result is a better user experience and more a comfortable space in which to live or work.
Features and benefits of our service include:
- Assist developers and designers in making the best use of natural daylight.
- Enhance building energy performance.
- Improve the quality of the environment.
We make strategic land and development sites viable by overcoming capacity constraints, reducing energy demand and maximising on-site generation by reducing connection costs and grid reinforcement charges.