Serious About Sustainability
As sustainability targets for the new projects get increasingly tough, it is important to appoint a sustainability consultancy at an early stage of the process to ensure compliance is achieved once construction is complete.
With global warming and carbon dioxide emissions high on the Government’s agenda, it has never been more important to build efficient low carbon developments. With our years of experience and knowledge of the mechanical and electrical design industry, we can provide Clients with in-depth, cost effective solutions to meet the site specific requirements.
At the beginning of a project, Whitecode Design Associates (WDA) are able to produce Energy Strategies and Sustainability Statements showing an initial study of how the national, regional and local planning policies are going to be met.
WDA can carry out SAP and SBEM calculations (using the latest National Home Energy Rating (NHER) and Integrated Environmental Solutions Virtual Environment (IES VE) software) to show compliance with Part L of the Building Regulations for both domestic and non-domestic developments. Energy Performance Certificates will be provided once the development has been constructed.
WDA also have registered BREEAM and Home Quality Mark Assessors who will work closely with the design team.
At the beginning of a project a meeting is arranged with the design team to establish where credits can and cannot be sought to achieve the required rating/score. Regular
trackers are issued to ensure that the information required to achieve the credits being sought is received for a smooth completion of the assessment.
Other assessments available include Summer overheating, daylighting and life-cycle analysis using the IES VE platform. By using 3D models and dynamic simulations it is possible to accurately predict the building’s performance including energy use and occupant comfort.
Founded in 1994 as Whitecode Design Associates Ltd, the practice has subsequently grown into a multi-disciplinary international consultancy comprising four distinct companies. The Whitecode Group includes Whitecode Design Associates Ltd, a leading MEP consultancy specialising in large-scale, mixed-use developments. Walker Mower (founded in 1975) was acquired by the Group in 2011 as a well-established MEP consultancy specialising in retail, offices and schools therefore increasing the Group’s scope of services. Whitecode Developments was established in 2011 in response to the needs of our clients for a quality assurance service during construction and to provide building analytics services for the identification and management of post-construction defects. Whitecode South Africa was founded in 2014 and provides a high quality digital draughting facility for the Group as well as project management, interior design and architectural services.
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