Design & Energy Analysis
Building Services Design
Our qualified and experienced design engineers can provide a comprehensive design solution for all aspects of the building services engineering required. We work closely with main contractors, architects and structural engineers to ensure a fully coordinated approach to our mechanical and electrical services designs, resulting in a smooth transition from concept through to project completion.
Our engineers use the very latest computer software to assist the design process, from relatively simple steady state heat loss calculations though to full dynamic simulation of building performance.
Our aim is to ensure that we deliver a design solution which is practical, coordinated and energy efficient, whilst simultaneously providing a built environment that meets the clients aspirations in respect of both performance and budget.
- Mechanical Building Services Design
- Electrical Building Services Design
- Renewable technologies (Photovoltaic, Solar Thermal, Air Source Heat Pump)
- Energy & Sustainability Studies
- SBEM and Building Regulations Part L2A Calculations
- Energy Performance Certificates (EPC)
- Building Log Books
- Dynamic Simulation and Thermal Modelling
- 2D / 3D Draughting
- Autodesk (AutoCAD, Revit MEP)
- Bentley Systems (Hevacomp DDB, Hevacomp Dynamic Simulation)
- EDSL (TAS)
Part L Compliance
The Building Regulations Approved Document Part L2a (new buildings) and Part L2b (existing buildings) deal with the conservation of fuel and power used by buildings. The documents aim to limit heat gains and losses through thermal elements within the building fabric and to provide building services which are energy efficient and have effective controls. Compliance with these regulations is mandatory, and our CIBSE accredited engineers are able to demonstrate compliance by the production of a Simplified Building Energy Model (SBEM). Our approach is to look at not only the services element, but to work with the architect and look at the building as a whole to try and find the most practical and commercially viable approach to achieve an pass.
Low Carbon Energy Assessment
An Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) is required for every commercial building over 50m2 when it is constructed, sold or let. An existing EPC is valid for a period of 10 years, after which time the building should be assessed again and a new EPC provided. Our CIBSE accredited engineers are able to produce non-domestic EPC’s for level 3, 4 & 5 buildings using the very latest building analysis software.
In addition to providing energy assessment, as CIBSE accredited Low Carbon Consultants we are able to offer valuable advise on how you might be able to minimise energy use and carbon emissions, both in design and in operation. This could also help to reduce bills and running costs of the building.
Air Conditioning Inspections
The Energy Performance of Buildings (Certificates and Inspections) (England and Wales) Regulations 2007 requires an inspection of all air conditioning systems. Since January 2009, all air conditioning systems above 250kW must be inspected, and since January 2011 those over 12kW must also be inspected. In April 2012 it became mandatory that air conditioning inspections are lodged.
Our Stroma accredited engineers are able to carry out level 3 inspections, covering the majority simple or packaged air conditioning systems (VRF, Split, Multi Split).