What is it?

A Renewable and Low Carbon Feasibility Study establishes the most appropriate local (near-site or on-site) low or zero carbon energy sources for your development.

The main goal is to reduce atmospheric pollution and carbon emissions by the encouragement and utilization of local energy from renewable sources to supply a significant proportion of a building energy needs.

This issue is split into three parts:

  • Passive Design Analysis
  • Free cooling
  • Low and zero carbon feasibility study

What is it for?


Reduce the building energy consumption and associated carbon emissions and minimise reliance on active building services systems.


This study covers many issues such as:

  • Energy generated from Low Zero Carbon energy source per year
  • Life cycle cost of the potential specification, accounting for payback
  • Local planning criteria, including land use and noise
  • Feasibility of exporting heat / electricity from the system
  • Available grants
  • All technologies appropriate to the site and energy demand of the development
  • Reason for excluding other technologies
  • Where appropriate to the building type, connecting the building to an existing local community CHP system or source of waste heat or power OR specifying a building/site CHP system or source of waste heat or power with the potential to export excess heat or power via a local community energy scheme.

In ECOstudio XV® LTD we have experienced energy specialists qualified for undertaking Renewable and Low Carbon Feasibility Studies. These studies must be completed in accordance with ISO 14044:2006 Environmental Management Life Cycle Assessments and must consider a 60-year period for any necessary replacement or maintenance requirement.

Finished Projects


St Aubyns School


Ferry bridge
MultiFuel Plant