Building Performance Analysis

Whether you need daylight assessments, energy modelling or thermal bridging analysis we cater to a full range of building performance analysis and strategy needs. Our building physics experts can help establish the necessary requirements and support you through the sustainability objectives specific to your building projects. We work to the highest standards and possess all necessary industry accreditations so that you can be assured your projects achieve efficient, accurate and credible results.

Energy

There are several energy considerations required during a building performance analysis. Whether it be for existing or newly occupied buildings, domestic or non-domestic or you are looking for energy assessments for planning applications we offer support for a full range of energy obligations. We can support you with energy audits that help with compliance and regulation such as Part L, EPCs, DECs and ESOS Energy audits.

Whatever it may be, our energy management services are here to help create greater energy efficiencies and to maximise operational performance. That’s why we are aligned with ISO 50001 standards and our support can be used to achieve ESOS compliance, BREEAM credits and ISO certification.

List of energy services:

  • Energy Performance Certificates
    (EPCs)
  • Display Energy Certificates (DPCs)
  • Energy Assessments and Low Zero
    Carbon studies for Planning
  • Energy modelling; SAP, SBEM, DSM
    and ASHRAE
  • Energy Audits and Energy
    Management
  • Low & Zero Carbon (LZC) Feasibility
    Study
  • Streamlined Energy and Carbon
    Reporting (SECR)

List of building physics services:

  • Air Tightness Consulting
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) and Microclimate Studies
  • Condensation Risk Analysis; Surface
    and Interstitial (using WUFI)
  • Daylight and Sunlight Impact
    Assessment & Right of Light
  • Interior Daylight Calculations and
    Glare Assessments
  • Structural Moisture Surveys
  • Thermal Comfort and Overheating Analysis
  • Thermal Bridging Analysis and U
    Value Calculations of Fenestration
    and Cladding Systems

Building Physics

There are multiple opportunities to assess and analyse what’s relevant and accurate for your building’s performance. Either at the planning, construction or operational stage we advise you through a full suite of solutions that deliver positive efficiencies for your building projects. From air tightness consultancy, to daylight and sunlight assessments, to thermal comfort and thermal bridging analysis we partner with you to undergo detailed and verified performance evaluations to help you meet any requirements or efficiency targets. Many of these options can help you achieve BREEAM or LEED credits as well as best practice design standards such as EN 15026. 

Indoor Environment Quality (IEQ)

Improving human health, quality of life and reducing stress can be accomplished within your buildings. By creating an IEQ strategy we can inform how to proceed with an Air Quality Plan which in turn can support your WELL strategy. As part of the process we advise on levels of contaminants, measures for specifying materials with low emission levels, and detail procedures for flushing out buildings. This will not only improve staff’s health and productivity, but it also can increase the resale value of the building.

As well as this we support with ventilation strategies and HVAC Calculations to help optimise the buildings fabric and fenestration design when needed to determine gains, heat losses and other environmental conditions.

Post Occupancy Evaluation (POE)

POE is the process of obtaining feedback and data on a building’s performance in use. Our clients are increasingly recognising the value of POE as a tool to improve poor building performance and reduce running costs as well as enhancing occupants’ well-being and business efficiency. We work with you to analyse the performance gaps between design and operation including energy consumption patterns so that you can measure and benchmark your performance across different buildings.

Built Environment

Integrate sustainability into your projects from the start and avoid careless reliance on landfill, high carbon footprints and low sustainability materials.

Ensure your business is complying with environmental regulations and get proof of how you are currently performing.

Protect notable species of flora and fauna with Protected Species Surveys and Licensing, Bat Surveys, Tree Surveys, Arboricultural Method Statements and more.

Find out your carbon footprint and offset them with solutions made for you.

Case Studies

Life Cycle Assessment: Conceptual 30 storey tower
Eight Associates collaborated with Amin Taha's architecture studio Groupwork and the structural engineer...
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BREEAM International RFO: Excellent, Calvin Klein, Köln, Germany
Eight Associates acted as the Sustainability Consultant for Calvin Klein to secure a BREEAM International...
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