Capability Statement

Practice Details
Greengauge Building Energy Consultants
54B Frome Road
Bradford on Avon
Wilts
BA15 1LA

www.ggbec.co.uk
t: 01225 862 605
e: hannah@ggbec.co.uk

Company Profile

Greengauge Building Energy Consultants launched in January 2011. Greengauge are a building services engineering consultancy that aim to provide clients with a comfortable building meeting their expectations by the most efficient means.

Scope of Services

The team take a holistic approach to building design, based on close coordination with the design team and client to ensure that the building meets and exceeds building regulations and provides a highly satisfactory space to live or work. In keeping with the holistic mantra, the team seek to reduce ‘demand-side’ energy use prior to providing impartial advice on renewable energy systems.

We provide full mechanical, electrical and building physics design for small commercial and residential projects, and as mechanical and electrical engineers our recommendations can be developed into full mechanical and electrical designs, for new build and refurbishments. Our services also include energy surveys for businesses and homes providing clients with a strategic plan to optimise their energy use.

Key Personnel

Toby –Degree qualified acoustic engineer with additional MSc in Sustainable Design. Toby is proficient in many building physics modelling techniques including Passivhaus, TAS, PSI Therm and WUFI. He is also a certified to complete air tightness tests. Toby has an extensive knowledge of building fabric and the construction of low energy buildings, particularly the refurbishment.

Hannah – Degree qualified mechanical engineer with 10 years of experience in M&E Design. Hannah spent 4 years as a building services consultant Halcrow (now CH2MHILL) Hannah is the Greengauge CIBSE low carbon consultant and Code for Sustainable Homes Assessor. Hannah project manages many of our projects for conception to completion working with a range of Clients and Design teams. She has a wide knowledge of M&E system design, Refurbishment, Listed buildings and Low Energy design and is proficient in CAD.

Adam – Degree qualified mechanical engineer with 10 years’ experience within building services industry in London and the south-west (WSP Group & ARUP). Adam joined Greengauge as a competent services designer, IESVE thermal modeller and REVIT MEP practitioner.

Emma – Degree qualified Architectural and Engineering degree MEng Hons/Dip Arch.  Emma has a considerable level of experience as a Building Physicist. She worked with Ramboll as a key Building physics modeller for 3 years working on a wide range of projects, predominantly working in IES on compliance and TM52 overheating modelling. At Greengauge Emma continues to use IES for a range of dynamic thermal modelling requirements as a Level 5 assessor she can model L12A complex buildings. Emma is also now a Passivhaus designer working with Toby on some of our most challenging projects.

Oscar – Degree qualified engineering and building design graduate specialising in 3-d software design.  Oscar works predominantly now in 3D Archicad producing detailed design drawings for all our projects, whether they are individual houses up to our commercial and social housing schemes. Oscar is developing Greengauge’s BIM capacity. Further to this Oscar is working on our Monitoring system, which we are developing for Post Occupation Evaluation.

Hannah Rayner – Hannah has joined us to provide admin support for the team. Hannah heads up our marketing and ensures Greengauge meets all necessary Management and Auditing requirements.

Greengauge also have a network of trusted partners/sub-consultants for disciplines like BREEAM.

Greengauge Project Experience

Project experience to date includes small commercial and residential projects both new and refurbishment ranging from £500k – £14m.
Brewery Arts project Youth Hostel (Potter and Holmes Architects £1.2m).
Refurbishment of an existing theatre in Cirencester into a Passivhaus certified YHA youth hostel. Greengauge undertook the Passivhaus and M&E design with Potter & Holmes architects and DJP Construction.

Goldsmith St, Norwich (Mikhail Riches Architects £14m).
New build Passivhaus social housing scheme comprising of 105 new homes designed and fully co-ordinated using 3-D AcrhiCAD software with Mikhail Riches and WARM.

Lock Mill House project (Nash Partnership £3m)
Conversion of a 1960’s office block into 16 energy efficient homes with Nash Partnership in Bristol, utilising external wall insulation and achieving an air tightness as low as 2m3/m2h.

Burcott Manor (Hudson Architects £1.5m)
Bespoke new build house for private clients in a paragraph 55 planning area in Somerset. Targeting the equivalent of Passivhaus energy efficiency in conjunction with a biomass heating system.

New Abbey House project (Milton Architects £1.3m)
New build warehouse project with J Chandler & Co utilising Underfloor Heating and ASHP system, achieving Part L2A 2013 compliance without requiring the inclusion of Photovoltaics.

Pickwick House with Coleg Elidyr (Hetreed Ross Architects £900k)
New AECB Silver Standard accommodation facility with Hetreed Ross architects for the Camphill Community College providing further education and training for young people aged 18-25 with learning difficulties and disabilities.

Lawrence Road development (Forge Architects £10m)
Conducting pre-planning zero carbon energy strategy advice for Forge Architects for 80 apartments, mixed use development with offices in North London, works included conducting overheating and daylighting analysis using TAS.

The Lodge and Yew Trees Project, Devizes (Wates & Hill Design £1.4m)
Refurbishment and remodelling of 2 buildings into a new energy efficient children’s hospice for Julia’s House who are dedicated to helping life-limited children and their families across Dorset and Wiltshire, in conjunction with Hill Design and Wates construction.

Quality

Greengauge are committed to providing a high-quality service to ensure that the needs of our clients are met. To achieve this aim adequate resources are allocated to every project, using only competent and suitably qualified staff.  All work is checked and approved by a senior member or partner of Greengauge at relevant stages of the project.

Greengauge aims to adopt a quality philosophy for the whole project, from conception to completion, ensuring all decisions are correctly considered, verified and auditable.   It is our aim to continually improve the system and service we provide. Periodic internal audits are carried out to ensure the system works effectively and efficiently.

Certification

We are Low Carbon Consultants, PartL2A Level 5 EPC accredited, Passivhaus designers, SAP and Code for Sustainable Homes assessors. We are competent in assessing compliance with all sections of Part L of the building regulations and use only the most sophisticated thermal and lighting simulation for both compliance checking and as a powerful design tool.