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Low energy design

We believe that low energy design is exciting, ensures high quality workmanship and can be delivered without compromising creativity. It’s a balance between inventiveness and technical performance, for which we use parametric modelling, passive design principles and analysis to embed the right design principles from day one. This makes compliance and delivery streamlined. We can also support on a wide range of energy modelling services including Part L compliance, operational energy modelling (CIBSE TM54), NABERS Design for Performance and the creation of digital twins for decision making. Increasingly, these analyses are critical in ensuring we mitigate against over-heating and ensure future resilience.

The case study explores the façade shading options by using solar irradiation mapping as a tool. The key challenge was to find the suitable shading option that provides solar protection during summer period to avoid overheating, whilst maintaining good amounts of daylight access.