When planning a new build, or modifying an existing structure, familiarity with the movement of the sun’s path across a site can give a better understanding of its potential. Light and energy from the sun is increasingly considered when selecting a location for sustainable building development. Natural daylight, solar panels for electricity generation and passive solar heat gain can be specified at the planning phase of the project, using a Shadow Study to optimise the benefits.
We use 3D modelling to analyse the shadows that will be cast across your development from buildings and other structures and trees at the location. We look at time of day and seasonal variations to assess how these will impact on the site, using this information to design landscape solutions that work with the natural light and shade of the project environment.