During Hannah’s work at a large engineering consultancy, she increasingly felt that building services was not joined up to building design and this was leading to overly complex mechanical and engineering solutions not suitable for the building use or occupants.
Whilst Toby was finishing his MSc and was considering his next move, the idea that they could do this better took hold. During a sailing trip around the west coast of Britain the philosophy for Greengauge was formulated, with the main intention of bringing building physics, building services and building design closer with a more integrated approach.
Starting small, on a houseboat, Greengauge has grown to a team of highly experienced engineers and building physicists who work to make buildings more efficient from the ground up.
Toby is a founding partner and leads the building physics services at Greengauge. He holds a BEng in Acoustical Engineering and an MSc in Theory and Practise of Sustainable Design. He is experienced with a variety of tools for assessing whole-building energy efficiency, component performance and moisture risk assessment. He is a member of Technical Working Group 1 (Modelling and Monitoring) for the Centre for Moisture in Buildings, and is a regular guest lecturer at UWE.
Hannah is a founding partner and leads the mechanical and electrical design services at Greengauge. After graduating from Warwick University with first-class honours in Engineering Design and Appropriate Technology (MEng), she gained experience with Halcrow before starting Greengauge. Hannah has a very broad range of experience and skills, and brings to bear her deep understanding of fabric performance in designing simple and robust services in harmony with each building.
Adam has been a Building Services Engineer for 12 years, originally based in London and more recently the South-West. Having moved from large Building Services consultancies like WSP and ARUP he has widened his understanding of building services to low energy buildings and appreciates the benefits of building fabric in achieving this goal. Adam likes to keep things simple when designing M&E systems wherever practical and has interests in Bau Biology. He lectures at Bath College one day a week.
Degree qualified mechanical engineer and experienced building services engineer. Oscar is a specialist in 3D/BIM software such as ArchiCAD and he makes every effort to integrate and co-ordinate M&E design with other disciplines (architecture, structure, etc.). Oscar is interested in improving the way the information is provided, always looking for more precise, robust, and understandable ways of communication, enabling a smooth journey through the BIM process. He is passionate about the latest technologies and believes IoT (Internet of Things) needs to be adopted rationally in new and existing constructions. He is also in the process of designing and building Greengauge’s own energy monitoring equipment.
An experienced Building Physics/Sustainability Engineer with over four years’ experience. Emma is an AECB certified Passivhaus Designer, Low Carbon Consultant, Lighting designer, undertakes the Dynamic Simulation Modelling (IES VE) for Overheating and Part L calculations. Holding a degree in Architecture and Environmental Design from The University of Nottingham (Meng and RIBA Part 1) allows her to take a broad, holistic view of building design and low energy optimization. She is currently working towards becoming a Low Carbon Energy Assessor (LCEA).
Hannah provides admin support for the team and heads up our marketing. She holds a degree in English Literature from Southampton University and has experience in marketing for the cultural sector and in events management. She assists with business development and also ensures Greengauge meets all necessary Management and Auditing requirements. Hannah is currently studying for the Certificate in Professional Marketing from the Chartered Institute of Marketing.