We have submitted a planning application for a replacement dwelling - our end-of-terrace house is set to become two. One to live in, and the other to rent out or sell off. We have hired an architect to draw up the designs and take us through planning.
The council have asked that we fill out a sustainable construction checklist, looking at out energy consumption, renewable tech, emissions calculations, overheating mitigation... honestly it's a lot of technical jargon, and we're a bit stuck! Our architect forwarded through the forms and asked us to fill it all out and send it back, but I don't know where to begin! Is this something our architect should be guiding us through? Do we need to hire a third party to sort out heat loss modelling, etc?