Energy reduction, the core of sustainable design, was inherent in our building design process long before it reached the political agenda. Our sustainable credentials are therefore built upon years of experience at the forefront of low energy, low carbon solutions for a wide range of sectors.
Our approach is holistic and collaborative, extending beyond the building services systems to the fabric and form of buildings and development sites.
Our engineers and technicians possess a unique, intimate understanding and knowledge of energy use in buildings and they have been responsible for the design of numerous BREEAM EXCELLENT schemes.
We draw upon extensive experience of sustainable and low energy schemes having completed many examples. We have a full range of modelling and simulation tools at our disposal to ensure the optimum solution for each situation and our expertise encompasses the selection and incorporation of renewable energy sources to offset energy demand and our projects have included a variety of renewable technologies.
Our sustainable Design team is led by registered Low Carbon Consultants & Low Carbon Energy Assessors under the CIBSE qualification scheme and we provide the following services:
Energy Performance Certification
Building Services Systems Energy Appraisals
Building Fabric Appraisals
Building Operation Evaluation
Planning Submission Feasibility Study
Renewable Energy Site Viability Tests
Detail Design of the Building Services and Renewable Energy
Post occupancy analysis
Energy Performance Certification and Display Energy Certification
Assist clients with the development of viable sustainability guidance and policies for New Developments and Existing Estates. Monitor the Implementation of the Guidance and Policies
Our approach to sustainable design is outlined below.
Stage 1 - Passive
Stage 2 – Active
Stage 3 – Renewable
Stage 4 – Waste and Recycling
Specifications will include statements on source, waste and recycling requirements.