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Identify the suitability of Low Carbon Technologies in Housing Developments
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A Cloud Based Planning solution for Low Carbon Housing

As the UK’s housing stock begins to decarbonise with low carbon technologies, hundreds of smart new housing developments need to connect to the grid. Identifying, planning and modelling the impact of new and existing buildings on electricity grid constraints, energy efficiency, and carbon is an on-going challenge. 

Building-level digital surveys for Photovoltaic suitability, Heat Pump Suitability and Energy Efficiency is now available to support Housing Developers in identifying the optimal locations for Low Carbon Technologies. Enabling real time collaboration with Network Operators and Local Authorities.

Grid constraints means connection to the network is not always available for a high number of buildings. Knowing when and where low carbon technologies can be deployed in line with network capacity constraints is essential for Housing Associations, Housing Developers and Distribution Network Operators.

Housing Developers
Housing Developers
Housing Developers

LAEP+ for Housing Developers

LAEP+ is a collaborative web-based mapping and design tool that helps Hosuing Developers, Local Authorities and Distribution Network Operators come together to plan and optimise the siting of Low Carbon Technologies such as EV charge points, Heat Pumps, Solar, and storage.

Web based and cloud based enables the data to be kept up to date, shared across different groups as well as it being visualised, over-layed and brought together in one place.

By bringing LAEP+ to the market, our aim is to support those responsible in transitioning to renewable energy faster, cost-effectively and collaboratively from project inception, design, delivery and final implementation.



Feedback from colleagues across the Oxfordshire local authorities has been hugely positive – simply having a single point of access to the range of data being made available is in itself really valuable but combining that with the filtering and analytical features available on the LEO-LAEP+ platform takes us many steps further down the line to understanding and being able to plan for the changes we know we need to make as we transition to a net zero energy system across Oxfordshire.

Inga Doherty, Energy Insights Lead and Council Lead for Project LEO

Benefits of LAEP+ for Housing Developers

  • Collaborate with local authorities and DNOs in real-time
  • Visualise electricity network data and building stock data on one GIS platform
  • Reduce project site identification time by up to 90%
  • Reduce the cost of feasibility assessments by up to 90%
  • Improve asset performance by 5% through improved site selection
  • Turn strategic plans into project pipelines
  • Improve the quality of connection requests


Features of LAEP+ for Housing Developers

  • A web-based mapping & analysis tool
  • Custom dashboards & reports
  • Energy network, building stock, transport, environmental, socio-demographic datasets
  • Filter across datasets to identify project-suitable sites
  • Multiple-user logins & user-specific access permissions
  • Upload & overlay private datasets
  • Export data, site short lists, graphs & charts


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Project RESOP (Regional Energy System Optimisation Planning) aims to take a ‘whole system’ approach, by drawing together data from multiple sources into a single tool that can be used to plan retrofit and roll out of low carbon technologies (LCTs) like electric vehicle charge points.

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Project LEO (Local Energy Oxfordshire)
Project LEO (Local Energy Oxfordshire)

In November 2021, following a public tender process, Advanced Infrastructure was appointed to provide an energy mapping tool for project LEO utilising Advanced Infrastructure’s LAEP+ software service. This provided an excellent opportunity to test and validate the value of geospatial solutions for local area energy planning. 

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Spatial analytics for EV charge point siting

In June 2021, Advanced Infrastructure and EB Charging were awarded funding from the Office for Zero Emission Vehicles to specify and build a cloud-based siting tool for EV charge points. The output was EV Site, an EV focussed instance of our planning tool LAEP+. Advanced Infrastructure’s Head of Product, Lily Cairns Haylor, discusses the challenges of siting EV charge points at scale and the ways digital approaches might accelerate the tricky process.

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