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Sustainable Building Design


New Development and refurbishment projects

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Sustainable Building Design


New Development and refurbishment projects

SUSTAINABLE buildings require a holistic and integrated design approach covering their entire lifecycle in order to achieve true sustainability. 

 

Designers and stakeholders must take a buildings full lifecycle into consideration when planning a truly sustainable building. There are many existing barriers to sustainable building design, which can only be overcome by developing a system based on analysis, which facilitates decision making before the construction stage. Advances in modelling, optimisation, rating systems and automation must be used holistically in order to create the smart and energy efficient building. 

 

Each project must be regarded as individual and unique, with specific development, location and operations requirements in order to evaluate the energy and automation needs. Once the requirements are identified, technical product sourcing is carried out for optimum supplies, which enable accurately calculating the payback and return-on-investment of the project.

A UNIQUE METHODOLOGY FOR PROJECTING ENERGY DEMAND ACCURATELY

OPTIMISING PAYBACK AND RETURN ON INVESTMENT

IMPROVING THE HUMAN EXPERIENCE

Each building project is considered unique, makings its method of analysis unique and tailored to each site. By using such a method, the gap between actual and predicted energy demand is widely decreased.

We run a technical inventory of the building's requirements and source the market for supplies using a lifecycle-based methodology. With sourcing and projected energy demand analysis, we can calculate the actual cost of the project and optimise the client's investment.

Building automation brings even higher savings to the project, ensures the building is well adapted to its daily operations and simplifies maintenance. With building automation, real-time energy and building services can be monitored and controlled, ensuring maximum savings thus increasing human comfort and safety.

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Methodology


Methodology


the sustainable building lifecycle methodology is done in FIVE stages: INVESTIGATION, REPORTING, OPTIMISATION, INVESTMENT AND FINANCIAL ANALYSIS and execution and monitoring.

SITE ANALYSIS 

  • Solar and wind analysis
  • Irradiation
  • Climate data
  • Shading analysis
  • Orientation

ENERGY AUDITING / PREDICTED ENERGY AUDIT

  • Energy load profiles and consumption
  • Thermal analysis
  • HVAC analysis
  • Lighting analysis
  • Building envelope and fabric
  • Operations analysis
  • Controls analysis

SERVICES REPORT 

The services report identifies all problematic areas of the building services. This includes heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration systems.

Recommendations for improvement strategies are listed and their impact on the building's energy demand are identified. 

FABRIC REPORT 

The fabric report identifies all problematic areas in the building envelope / fabric. 

Recommendations for improving the building fabric's performance are listed, such as cavity wall filling, using phase-change materials, etc. 

LED LIGHTING PROPOSAL 

The lighting proposal includes a thorough lighting analysis of the entire building.

A LED Lighting proposal is then created and the decreased energy demand identified. 

OPERATIONS REPORT 

The operations report lists all building operations and forms the basis of the automation report. 

Any identified changes in operations that may have a major effect on energy use are listed and mitigation measures are recommended. 

AUTOMATION PROPOSAL 

The automation report takes data from the services report, fabric report, led lighting proposal and operations report.

An automation proposal is created in order to make the building more energy efficient and intelligent.

 

FORECASTED ENERGY RERORT 

All data from phase 2 will is analysed and the selected procedures to be implemented are modelled in order to identify the final changes in energy demand of all measures together. 

OPTIMUM PRODUCT AND SUPPLIER SELECTION 

Once the final predicted energy audit has been completed, the market is then be sourced in order to find the optimum materials, products and services for the project. 

ITERATIONS

"Forecasted energy auditand "Optimum product and supplier selection" are iterated until the optimum scenario is identified. 

FINANCIAL REPORT 

  • Financial report of selected measures
  • Cost of energy
  • Cost of maintenance
  • Payback
  • Return on Investment
  • GHG Reductions
 

PURCHASING MANAGEMENT

Purchasing of the sourced materials and products is managed. 

PROJECT EXECUTION 

During the execution phase the works are supervised and coordinated and their correct implementation is ensured. 

 

PROGRAMMING AND EXECUTION OF AUTOMATION COMPONENTS 

All components required for building automation are programmed and their installation is supervised and tested. 

MONITORING

The energy demand and the automation of the building will be monitored for a period of time. Any changes in automation requirements will be done in this stage to ensure the best case scenario is achieved.