With energy costs rising and likely to continue to become a greater percentage of an organisation’s overhead (be that in running costs, transport or embodied energy in the building materials), the case to place energy efficiency, energy security and sustainability at the heart of any design is clear.
The efficient environmental performance of every building is of vital importance to us and we take a step-by-step approach, assessing each individual project on its own merits to determine which particular sustainable methodologies are appropriate and of real value. It might seem obvious but our approach is to keep things simple and avoid ‘green-washing’ the design. In the first instance we will embed passive sustainable technologies in the design and try and make the building do much of the work itself.
Our philosophy is to keep it simple and let the building do the lion’s share of the work.
Thereafter we will seek to seamlessly integrate active energy technologies. We have a wide range of experience of installing solar thermal panels and photovoltaic cells as well as air / ground source heat pumps and biomass boilers.
As a result, our buildings regularly achieve BREEAM Excellent status.