Hi,

Could somebody have a look at this paragraph?

Is it correct? Would it be understood?

Thank you in advance!

Could somebody have a look at this paragraph?

*Policy XYZ deals with new larger scale developments, defined as developments comprising 10 or more dwellings, or*__taking place in sites of__more than 0.5 hectares, if the number of dwellings is not given. Those developments are expected to adhere to principles of sustainable energy design,__pursuing first__energy saving through building design and energy-efficient technologies, then meeting the remaining demand utilising renewable energy, and, only as a last resource, fossil fuels or grid electricity.Is it correct? Would it be understood?

Thank you in advance!

Hi,

Policy XYZ deals with new larger scale developments, defined as developments comprising 10 or more dwellings, or

I suggest that you need to simplify these sentences. eg -

Best wishes, Clive

Policy XYZ deals with new larger scale developments, defined as developments comprising 10 or more dwellings, or

__taking place in sites of__more than 0.5 hectares, if the number of dwellings is not given. Those developments are expected to adhere to principles of sustainable energy design,__pursuing first__energy saving through building design and energy-efficient technologies, then meeting the remaining demand utilising renewable energy, and, only as a last resource, fossil fuels or grid electricity.I suggest that you need to simplify these sentences. eg -

*Policy XYZ deals with new larger-scale developments, defined as developments comprising 10 or more dwellings, or*__taking place in sites of__more than 0.5 hectares if the number of dwellings is not given. Those developments are expected to adhere to principles of sustainable energy design. They are expected to pursue__first-__energy savings through building design and energy-efficient technologies, and to meet the remaining demand by utilising renewable energy. Only as a last resource, they are permitted to use fossil fuels or grid electricity.Best wishes, Clive

Comments

You're always very kind and helpful.

Tanit0.5 hectaresWhy 0.5 hectares? Shouldn't it be 0.5 hectare? 0.5 hectare = half a hectare. I stand corrected.Yoong Liat0.5 hectaresWhy 0.5 hectares? Shouldn't it be 0.5 hectare? 0.5 hectare = half a hectare. I stand corrected.Idiomatically, it's written as 0.5 hectares.

If I wrote '0.5 hectare', I'd want to write it as '

a0.5 hectare'. But I'd prefer to write it as halfahectare, as you did.Best wishes, Clive

CliveThanks for the explanation. I didn't know that idiomatically it should be 0.5 hectares.

Yoong Liatanonymousanonymous