Energy and low carbon design advice to make new buildings perform better
Sustainability is said to be achieved in the first 10% of the design process – getting the building massing, orientation, internal planning, façade and site fit right can make a huge difference to the cost and effectiveness of achieving a sustainable design. Further down the line, advice on aspects such as materials, renewable energy, window design, insulation and energy modelling can help achieve energy and sustainability targets. Ecoteric offers design advice on all these issues along with energy modelling where required.
Energy audits and solutions advice to reduce carbon footprints
For organisations concerned with the cost of energy and the carbon footprint of their organisation, Ecoteric undertake building, site and organisational audits to pinpoint avoidable waste and suggest solutions.
See BREEAM page for more details.
Whole site energy and sustainability advice
This service looks at whole sites, either before construction, in the course of development or in occupation and concentrates on the opportunities for whole site solutions such as CHP, infrastructure, transport and ecology. Ecoteric undertake energy work in house and work with partners to deliver ecology, transport and civil engineering and social sustainability solutions.
EPCs/Part L2 compliance advice and certification
Energy performance certification is being implemented from April 2007 for existing buildings – for more information see:
Ecoteric offer non domestic energy assessments. For new buildings, where Ecoteric are involved either as energy/low carbon design advisors or BREEAM assessors, we offer Part L2 compliance advice, calculations and reports suitable for Building Regulation submission. Ecoteric are CIBSE Low Carbon Consultants.