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The Nokes

Posted by on Dec 18, 2015 in Projects | Comments Off

The Nokes

Our role Mechanical services design (detailed design) The project: 9 social housing flats in a single block in Hemel Hempstead. Our focus: We designed central systems to provide ventilation and baseload heating and hot water without the need for billing.    We took particular care in designing the distribution to ensure that heat losses were minimised to save energy and also reduce the overheating risk.   We also designed the controls and user information to be as simple as possible for occupant use.   The team: Client: Dacorum Borough Council Architect/Passivhaus Designer: Chambers Goodwin...

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ChesterBalmore

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ChesterBalmore

Our role Passivhaus Certification Passivhaus consultancy   The project: 53 flats and maisonettes – 26 private, 4 intermediate, and 23 affordable   Our focus: Our role has extended beyond the confines of pure Certification, we provided initial design advice to the team, attended site regularly during construction, helped to fault find and made suggestions for improvements. We also wrote a clear occupant handbook and visited occupants to help them to use their home efficiently.   The team: Client: Camden Council Architect: Rick Mather Architects / Architype Main contractor: Willmott...

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Ford Close

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Ford Close

Our role: Passivhaus consultancy Mechanical services design Co-heating test Post occupancy monitoring & occupant support   The project: 20 social houses in rural Cornwall completed in 2011.  Passivhaus was chosen because there was no gas on the site, and the housing association had very poor experience with heat pumps.   Our focus: This was our first significant Passivhaus scheme, we provided consultancy from concept through to completion on the building fabric.    We undertook the mechanical services design, which relied heavily on electricity for heating and hot water (plus solar...

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RIBA says we’re great ‘collaborative consultants’!

Posted by on Apr 15, 2013 in news | Comments Off

We’ve always enjoyed working together with other people on a project team, so its great to be mentioned in the RIBA journal this month as one of the best collaborative consultants in the industry. Click here to read the article

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Work with us!

Posted by on Jan 30, 2013 in news | Comments Off

We are looking for a mechanical building services engineer to join our team in Plymouth.  The successful candidate should have a minimum of 3 years post degree experience and be working towards chartered status.  This position will help us to develop our low energy building services work, and will involve designing innovative low energy mechanical services for Passivhaus dwellings and small commercial buildings.  It will also involve energy modelling and whole building energy analysis. The successful candidate will have the following qualities: Technical understanding of heating, hot water...

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