Its about more than the building.
Our Fabric First approach to sustainability is always to balance the aspirations of the client against what is possible from a sustainability point of view in order to make any solution as cost effective as possible.
Energy modelling forms part of this approach and allows us to estimate the comparative effect of any measure on the proposed design in real time. This reduces the real risk of having to redesign or over specify a project in order to compensate for mistakes made earlier in the process. This facility enables us to take pragmatic decisions about running costs vs aesthetics throughout the design process, allowing us to optimise the design and ensure value for our clients.
Whether it’s a new building or retrofit project one size never fits all, and a "whole building" approach will always give the best results.