Intelligent design is the mechanism through which sustainable principles are translated into practical, cost-efficient solutions that satisfy the aspirations of owners, occupiers and future generations. With several of our buildings achieving BREEAM ‘Outstanding’ ratings and being recognised by BRE as the BREEAM Company of the year for 2014, 2016 and 2017 and BREEAM/ecobuild Champion in 2018, Sweco UK is a leading civil engineering consultancy in sustainable design. Kartik Amrania was appointed as a UK BREEAM Assessor of the Year in 2016, and Zuzana Spicova is the UK BREEAM Assessor of the Year in 2018. Our consultants are recognised industry leaders in promoting and offering practical and sustainable design. Every project is evaluated on its own merits to ensure optimal solutions are adopted. We evaluate the feasibility of passive design measures to reduce environmental impact and analyse all year round thermal and visual comfort using virtual models in conjunction with industry best practice and client standards. Through the use of life cycle assessment tools, we also help clients make informed decisions in their strategic investment planning and asset management processes. Additionally, Sweco have qualified LEED & WELL accredited professionals (APs) located within all of its major European offices.
Architectural Sustainability and Dynamic Simulations
Our highly qualified and specialist architects and engineers provide expertise in a wide range of building simulation tools and environmental assessments that drive the optimisation of low-energy building design, sustainability and healthier environments.
We evaluate the feasibility of passive design measures, to reduce environmental impact, prior to investigating active systems. Our experienced engineers ensure that systems proposed in the design of the projects follow the principle of ‘keep it simple’ such that sustainability targets are met.
The analysis covers:
• Part L compliance carried out by accredited energy specialists
• Low and zero carbon technologies
• Thermal comfort studies (overheating analysis, CFD)
• Visual comfort studies (daylighting, glare, views out)
• Façade optimisation
• Adaptability to climate change
• Building loads calculations
• Life cycle assessment and life cycle costing using recognised IMPACT tool
• Advice and assessment of Passivhaus Standard undertaken by certified designers
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