M&E Services

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  • Optimising orientation, fenestration and massing for sustainable form
  • Natural ventilation analysis
  • Overheating calculations
  • Daylighting calculations
  • Mitigating summer solar gains
  • Harnessing winter solar gains
  • Energy statements for planning
  • Part L compliance calculations
  • Energy Performance Certificates

Conditional Surveys

For me, passive design in the built environment it is the carefully considered wholistic design of a built asset to function and operate effectively in its proposed location with 'as little reliance as possible' on mechanical or electrical systems to condition the internal environment.

As any practising designer knows, this is easier said than done and as more complex and advanced technology becomes available to the designer, regulations and standards evolve, building design itself also becomes more complex.

Modern building design relies on the design team making carefully considered decisions on all aspects of building design, passive design is only one of those decisions.

Passive design, however, is a 'no brainer' (see Why? below) and I believe it brings about the absolute best in a building, not only from an energy and sustainability perspective, but comfort, experience and ....

 

The true beauty in passive design lies is its simplicity. The theory of passive design is accessible to everyone, and this series aims to do just that for practicing designers, explain the simple theory and provide tools and guidance for designers.

 
 

Life Cycle Assessment

Pre-Acquisition Surveys