Complying with CO2 related legislation can often result in buildings featuring unnecessary equipment, leading to higher supply and installation costs whilst also increasing ongoing maintenance and running costs; not to mention associated energy use. Renewable energy technologies also tend to be over-specified, often to meet energy and CO2 related legislation. Giving some thought to practical matters such as energy efficiency and sustainability at the early stages are crucial to the success of a project. The earlier potential pitfalls are identified the more time you have to develop your design around them.
From as early as concept design we help our clients to develop sustainable, energy efficient solutions that meet or even exceed the standards set by building regulations. With our experience of developing sustainable buildings and our inhouse expertise in advanced thermal modelling techniques, we carry out a full design review to offer a more streamlined proposal, often resulting in significant financial savings being achieved.
To conduct our analysis, we perform all necessary energy and sustainability assessments and work closely with our clients and their procurement teams to review various aspects of the building design from material and product specification to U-value and thermal bridging performance.
With the drive towards zero carbon presenting a more challenging landscape for developers, using an accredited energy consultant to develop a fully optimised, energy-efficient strategy from the outset will ultimately save you time, money and of course energy.