Our design teams, and our specialist engineers, provide an integrated design solution covering all aspects of sustainable design. Examples of how these skills work together include:
Site planning to maximise passive design and reduce ground remediation costs.
Developing natural ventilation / thermal mass solutions to meet acoustic requirements.
Using daylight and smart lighting solutions to improve the quality of the indoor environment.
Control & Monitoring
Balancing the increasing complexity of controls and monitoring with the desire for simplicity and ease of use.
Energy & Operating Cost Savings
While providing stimulating spaces for people to live, work and play, can be achieved through good design, commercial pragmatism and a healthy dose of common sense. By applying our skills and knowledge we aim to make a positive difference on every project that we work on.
We provide a full range of sustainable design services for the built environment with a particular expertise in carbon reduction, improving the quality of the indoor environment, water conservation and sustainable materials.
Our steps to low carbon methodology can be applied to any project and any budget. Our experience has demonstrated that challenging assumptions and design criteria can lead to large energy and cost savings before even considering the design of the building layout, fabric and services. Understanding how energy is actually used in real buildings is crucial to turning design intent (virtual) into actual performance (reality).
To test and prove design concepts, and to estimate operational performance, requires accurate modelling and an understanding of building controls and user behaviour. We have extensive experience in the use of computer simulation to predict the energy and environmental performance of buildings.