Energy Design Analysis

We work closely with design teams from the early stages to ensure cost effective specifications are developed from the outset with energy efficiency in mind, avoiding the unwanted expense of falling short of the Building Regulations.

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.


Carbon Futures have provided consultancy support on a number of Sanctuary Scotland’s residential projects, notably Anderston Regeneration and Craigbank, Nitshill.  They offer a wide range of services to support our construction design teams ensuring that our developments exceed the minimum standards of the Scottish Building Regulations.  Regardless of scale or complexity we have always found them to be professional, efficient and proactive with the design team.  We would be happy to recommend their services and look forward to working with them on our future developments.

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