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WARM Take Home CIBSE Awards!

Posted by on Feb 13, 2019 in news | Comments Off on WARM Take Home CIBSE Awards!

WARM won two awards at last night’s CIBSE Building Performance Awards! Sally and Caroline represented us. We were all chuffed, in particular with the Building Performance Consultancy award, as our practice numbers only 7 employees! Winner Building Performance Consultancy (up to 100 employees) Highly Commended Project of the Year – Residential Project: Cameron Close We’d like to thank the rest of the team involved on the Cameron Close project, notably: Building owner: Southern Housing Group Architect: PCKO Architects Mechanical/Electrical Engineering: Clarkes Mechanical Main Contractor: Stoneham...

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Goldsmith Street Passivhaus under construction

Posted by on May 4, 2018 in news | Comments Off on Goldsmith Street Passivhaus under construction

Goldsmith Street Passivhaus under construction

  The Goldsmith Street Passivhuas project commissioned by Norwich City Council and being constructed by RG Carter is well underway on site. The Passivhaus development is progressing quickly, it will consist of 105 dwellings, a mix of 2- and 3-storey houses and apartment blocks. WARM role has been the mechanical service design and Passivhaus consultancy. We have developed simple services with the focus on designing for install, commissioning and use. Also, as Passivhaus consultants our input has been most notable on the glazing design, where we have helped balance heat loss, overheating risk and daylight design. Follow this link to see a drone footage of Goldsmith Street Passivhaus under construction: https://vimeo.com/262950617  ...

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Intake Location Calculation

Posted by on Jun 20, 2017 in news | Comments Off on Intake Location Calculation

Intake Location Calculation

On many projects we need to decide how close we can locate an air intake to a polluting exhaust or boiler flue. This workbook is for calculating the minimum recommended distances between intake and exhaust openings and boiler flues using the equation provided in ‘Annex A of BS EN 13779 Ventilation for non-residential buildings-Performance requirements for ventilation and room-conditioning systems’. Note that this calculation does not take into account directional louvres. Click to download: Intake Location Calculation Workbook...

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PHPP WARM Results Sheet v6.06 Released

Posted by on Nov 25, 2016 in news | Comments Off on PHPP WARM Results Sheet v6.06 Released

PHPP WARM Results Sheet v6.06 Released

Dear all, Version 6.06 of our results sheet has just been released – now with added goodness! Click to download:   PHPP WARM Results Sheet v6.07 (204.2 KiB, 5,331 hits) The biggest update is a button that automates the process of recording the current PHPP results in the “revision history” table. The sheet is also now compatible with PHPP 9.6. Important note: the button uses a macro to do its magic. Therefore, it will only work if the PHPP you are using is saved as a macro-enabled spreadsheet (.xlsm). However, you can still use the results sheet in a PHPP saved as .xlsx, it’s just that the button won’t do anything and you will have to copy and paste results manually. Full instructions on how to insert the sheet into your PHPP, and how to use it, are in the sheet itself. Compatible with all versions of PHPP 8 and 9, up to PHPP...

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Free advice! show us your designs and we’ll improve the energy performance

Posted by on Jun 27, 2016 in news | Comments Off on Free advice! show us your designs and we’ll improve the energy performance

We know how to make your buildings more energy efficient without costing you more to build (in fact a lot of our suggestions are likely to make it easier or cheaper) Whether you’re going for full Passivhaus, or just want to make an improvement we can help.   Why are we doing this? We understand spending money in the early days of a project is usually at risk, but this is where the greatest impact (and true value engineering) can take place.  So we’re doing it for free, with no obligation to employ us later either. Just send us an explanation of the project including an idea of the current energy strategy, along with any drawings, sketches or ideas that are currently on the table. What will I get? We will give you our top 5 design changes to improve thermal performance and comfort.  The intention will be to focus on changes that don’t impact on cost but we may stray from this if we think it’s worth it. Send your projects to (p.s. please be kind to our inbox and use wetransfer or similar) Please note that we can’t guarantee a time-frame, and the suggestions are not based on modelling or calculations but rather an eyeball over the scheme.  We reserve the right to not give advice, in which case we will give a...

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PHPP WARM Results Sheet v6.03 Released

Posted by on Mar 9, 2016 in news | Comments Off on PHPP WARM Results Sheet v6.03 Released

PHPP WARM Results Sheet v6.03 Released

Dear all, We have released version 6.03 of the PHPP WARM Results Sheet, which can be downloaded here:   PHPP WARM Results Sheet v6.07 (204.2 KiB, 5,331 hits) The biggest improvement is that it now works with PHPP 8.4. The other changes are minor, and have all been focussed on making it look nicer 🙂 . Hope you like it.

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