What We Do

Environmental Assessment

  • BREEAM New Construction
  • BREEAM Non-Domestic Refurbishment and Fit-Out
  • BREEAM Domestic Refurbishment
  • BREEAM Communities
  • Code for Sustainable Homes
  • LEED
  • BREEAM International
  • Home Quality Mark

Whether it’s a voluntary, planning or funding requirement, our experienced team of assessors are able to provide a variety of environmental assessments for a wide range of building types. We try to make the process as efficient as possible, with full support provided for design teams, including BREEAM and LEED Accredited Professional status where possible.

Building
Performance
Analysis

  • SAP, SBEM and DSM modelling for Part L
  • Energy Strategies
  • Low and Zero Carbon Feasibility Studies
  • HVAC Load Calculations
  • Air Tightness Testing and Consultancy
  • Thermal Bridging Analysis
  • Thermal simulation and U value calculations of fenestration and cladding systems
  • Thermal Comfort Overheating Analysis
  • Natural Ventilation Strategies
  • Interstitial and Surface Condensation Risk Analysis
  • Dynamic Condensation Risk Analysis (WUFI)
  • Structural Moisture Surveys
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD)
  • Energy Performance Certificates
  • Display Energy Certificates
  • Internal Daylight Analysis
  • Daylight and Sunlight Impact Assessment
  • Building Life Cycle Analysis

Challenges relating to energy use and CO2 emissions are among the toughest in the construction industry today. Our energy team are trained to provide a range of services related to site specific modelling of energy efficiency, thermal performance, daylighting calculations and feasibility studies for low/zero carbon energy sources.

Ecology &
Arboricultural
Consulting

  • Phase 1 Habitat Surveys
  • Ecology Appraisals and Desktop Studies for Planning
  • Protected Species Surveys
  • BREEAM/CSH Ecology Reports
  • Green Roof Design
  • Biodiversity Management Plans
  • Wildlife Policy Advice
  • Pre-Acquisition Tree Surveys
  • BS 5837:2012 Tree Surveys
  • Tree Constraints Plans and Impact Assessments
  • Tree Protection Plans and Method Statements
  • Arboricultural Clerk of Works and Management Plans
  • Bat Building and Tree Inspections
  • Bat Activity Surveys
  • Toolbox talks
  • Biodiversity Champion Services

Our experienced Ecologists provide a range of ecology services within the built environment to help protect and enhance the biodiversity of any site. We undertake ecological appraisals and protected species surveys to support the planning process and demonstrate compliance with BREEAM and CSH requirements. We also offer advice on trees to developers, architects and land-managers, providing arboricultural consultancy over the lifecycle of a development, from Pre-Design Assessments to on-site supervision.

Sustainability
Strategy

  • Environmental Policy Development
  • Sustainability Statements
  • Energy Audits and Management
  • Post Occupancy Evaluation
  • Environmental Awareness Workshops
  • Carbon Management
  • Carbon Footprinting
  • PassivHaus and EnerPHit Advice
  • Organisational Sustainability Strategy
  • Travel Plans
  • Indoor Air Quality Plans
  • Air Quality Assessment
  • SuDS and Flood Risk for Planning (FRA Level 1 and 2)

To significantly reduce costs and to improve levels of building user satisfaction, organisations are looking more at monitoring and managing their environmental performance. Eight Associates can provide a comprehensive package of services for organisations to recognise and trace behaviours, and understand the nature of their environmental impacts. This allows targets to be defined, plans of improvement to be put in place, and potential grants and funding opportunities accessed.