It is essential to bring together all aspects of low energy design from passive to active measures to produce a cohesive strategy. As legislation tightens the technical approach will become more sophisticated. Our approach to achieving a low carbon footprint follows the Energy Hierarchy (be lean, be clean, be green), taking a fabric first approach.
We are able to analyse a building’s performance at the design stage through energy modelling and advise the design team on ways to enhance their design to reduce energy demand through layout, glazing design and building fabric. We then look to integrate energy efficiency features analysing servicing options and lighting strategies. Finally we will undertake a low carbon technology feasibility study to maximise CO2 savings.