Good passive design will always provide the best return on investment and we carry out rigorous building performance analysis at the early stages of a project so that risk-free, pragmatic solutions can be adopted.
We use advanced software and dynamic modelling tools to test alternative massing and building designs. We consider sun path studies, aerodynamics, solar intensity and shading to cover all aspects of development massing and orientation. This is arguably the most important stage in reducing carbon impact; it’s here where we can optimise the final design to minimise operational energy requirements and passive energy consumption.
Facades are crucial to any building’s environmental performance and occupant comfort. We use state-of-the-art modelling software to analyse facades and create the best solution for each building type and orientation, with due regard for potential climate change scenarios.
It’s the functions carried out within the buildings which generate much of the operational energy consumption. By understanding these and incorporating appropriate flexibility and future-proofing, we can achieve the most energy-efficient building operation. Extensive use of natural daylight wherever possible is a major factor in reducing energy consumption.
It’s also important to choose the right environmental comfort systems for the needs of the occupants and the way space is used. We examine and analyse every option to identify the ideal solution.
Principal Place - Modern energy conservation design
20 Fenchurch Street - Office building cooling strategies
Ordnance Survey - Renewable energy solutions
Director of Sustainability
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Sustainability – Plan
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Intelligent Buildings – Design
Building Services – Design
Facilities Management – Design
The WELL Building Standard
Low and Zero Carbon Building Design