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We are a team of sustainability engineers specialising in low energy building design and environmental assessments.

Low energy design

Environmental design & sustainability

Environmental assessment & certification

Construction site training & handover

Policy, strategy & research

 

For Passivhaus Certification see our new Passivhaus Certification website passivhaus.etude.uk. Not sure how we can help? Use the filters below to explore our services.

  • Energy Efficiency
    Reduce the energy consumption, carbon emissions and running costs of your building
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  • BREEAM
    Assess your building against this widely used environmental benchmarking standard
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  • Passivhaus
    Achieve the leading energy efficiency standard in the World with Passivhaus
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  • Overheating
    Analyse the risk of overheating and find ways to mitigate it
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  • Waste management
    Quantify operational waste and associated storage needs
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  • Materials
    Assess the environmental performance of construction materials
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  • Water management
    Quantify water use and suggest products to reduce it
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  • Ecology*
    Carry out ecology survey and propose suitable ecological enhancements
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  • Planning
    Provide clear design input and planning reports to support your planning application
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  • Quality on site
    Inspect the construction site and provide advice to ensure the building's energy performance is achieved
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  • Daylight
    Analyse light provided by windows in a room and provide design input to improve it
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  • Renewable Energy
    Evaluate and specify suitable renewable energy systems
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  • Carbon Offsetting
    Identify, analyse and deliver solutions to reduce carbon emissions off-site
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  • District Heating
    Establish district heating strategy and specifications
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  • Code for Sustainable Homes
    Assess your residential building against this domestic environmental benchmarking standard
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  • Post-occupancy evaluation
    Evaluate how your building is performing through surveys, energy monitoring and analysis
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  • Home Quality Mark
    Assess your residential building against this domestic environmental benchmarking standard
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  • Climate Change Resilience Assessment
    Assess the resilience of building site, fabric and services against climate change
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  • Environmental design review
    Analyse your design's environmental performance and review potential ways to improve it
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  • Building stock energy analysis
    Evaluate a portfolio of buildings or dwellings for energy performance and suggest strategies for improved efficiency
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  • Optimise energy performance
    Propose and test design changes to improve the energy performance of your building
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  • U-value calculations
    Calculate the heat flow through building constructions and complex facades
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  • Dynamic simulation
    Analyse energy use, predicted comfort and compare alternative designs through a dynamic simulation
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  • Part L calculations
    Verify compliance with Part L of the Building Regulations
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  • PHPP Modelling
    Analyse your building energy use with Passivhaus software and provide an estimate of energy consumption
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  • SAP Calculations
    Analyse your residential building's carbon performance against targets
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  • Construction Detailing
    Provide input on construction build ups and junction design to achieve energy efficiency in practice
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  • Thermal bridge risk analysis
    Identify construction junctions with high heat loss and associated condensation risks
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  • Thermal bridge calculation
    Calculate heat transfer through a building junction, detail or complex façade (2D or 3D)
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  • Environmental specifications
    Prepare specifications to define the required environmental performance of your building
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  • Residential ventilation design
    Design the Mechanical Ventilation with Heat Recovery (MVHR) system
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  • EPC
    ​Generate an EPC or PEA certificate for your building
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  • BREEAM pre-assessment
    Develop a preliminary BREEAM assessment of your building and advise on potential target ratings
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  • BREEAM design stage assessment
    Assess design information provided by design team against BREEAM requirements
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  • BREEAM post construction review
    Assess construction, commissioning and handover information against BREEAM requirements
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  • BREEAM Accredited Professional services
    Participate in regular team meetings and provide pragmatic advice on environmental performance
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  • Passivhaus feasibility study
    Assess whether it would be possible for your project to achieve the Passivhaus criteria
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  • Passivhaus detailed design
    Work with the design team through detailed design to ensure that the Passivhaus standard will be met
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  • Passivhaus specifications
    Prepare project specific Passivhaus contract preliminaries and design specifications
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  • Passivhaus site quality checks
    Carry out site visits and prepare site reports during construction to ensure quality of construction
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  • Passivhaus certification*
    Assess your building against the Passivhaus criteria and award certification on behalf of the German Passivhaus Institute
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  • Preliminary overheating assessment
    Estimate the risk of overheating in your building and identify zones with potential issues
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  • Detailed overheating assessment
    Calculate precisely the risk of overheating in key rooms against CIBSE criteria
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  • Operational waste strategy
    Estimate operational waste quantities and associated storage requirements
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  • Site waste management plan
    Assess waste generated during construction (types, quantities) and propose diversion from landfill targets
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  • Water efficiency calculation
    Estimate water usage and suggest specifications/products to reduce it
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  • Water recycling
    Assess suitability of rainwater and grey water recycling systems
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  • Recycled content optimisation
    Propose ways to increase the recycled content in construction materials for your building
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  • Green guide analysis
    Assess your building materials against the BRE Green Guide and recommend improvements
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  • Lifecycle carbon assessment
    Analyse the carbon footprint of your building and its components over their design life
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  • Embodied carbon
    Assess embodied carbon in construction materials
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  • Extended phase 1 habitat survey*
    Identify current biodiversity and ecological value on your site
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  • Ecological improvements advice*
    Provide practical advice on how to improve biodiversity on your site
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  • Planning statements
    Provide clear design input and planning reports to support your planning application
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  • Site quality checks
    Carry out inspection on site to ensure energy efficiency is delivered
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  • Site training
    Provide tool box talks and training to reduce the performance gap between design and construction
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  • Ventilation commissioning
    Assess and witness ventilation commissioning to ensure statutory and comfortable air flows to your building
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  • Initial daylight analysis
    Estimate the amount of natural light available in your building and suggest ways to improve it
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  • Detailed daylight analysis
    Calculate the daylight quantity, its distribution and variation in detail for key rooms
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  • Renewable energy feasibility
    Assess suitability and capacity of renewable technologies for a specific site or building
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  • Renewable energy comparison
    Compare renewable energy technologies (carbon savings, life cycle costs) and recommend most appropriate system and size
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  • Renewable energy life cycle analysis
    Evaluate the cost savings provided by renewable energy technologies over their service life
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  • Renewable energy specification
    Prepare detailed performance specifications for any renewable energy system
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  • District heating feasibility
    Evaluate the suitability, environmental benefits and key implications of a district heating network or connection
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  • District Heating masterplan
    Identify energy loads, map a potential District Heating network, identify key constraints and prepare delivery plan
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  • District Heating performance specifications
    Establish key performance requirements and specifications for a new District Heating network
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  • CHP feasibility
    Evaluate suitability of Combined Heat and Power for a specific site/building
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  • Carbon offsetting solutions review
    Identify practical and suitable ways to offset carbon emissions of your project
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  • Carbon offsetting solutions appraisal
    Compare carbon efficiency, cost effectiveness and benefits of various carbon offsetting solutions
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  • Carbon offsetting solutions delivery strategy
    Prepare a practical delivery plan for your carbon offsetting obligations
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  • Carbon offsetting solutions verification and control
    Monitor the implementation and assess the effectiveness of carbon abatement measures
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  • BREEAM Domestic Refurbishment pre-assessment
    Develop a preliminary BREEAM DR assessment of your building and advise on potential target ratings
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  • BREEAM Domestic Refurbishment design stage assessment
    Assess design information provided by design team against BREEAM DR requirements
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  • BREEAM Domestic Refurbishment post construction review
    Assess construction, commissioning and handover information against BREEAM DR requirements
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  • BREEAM workshops
    Provide detailed information on BREEAM requirements at specific workshops
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  • CfSH pre-assessment
    Develop a preliminary CfSH assessment of your building and advise on potential target ratings
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  • CfSH design stage assessment
    Assess design information provided by design team against CfSH requirements
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  • CfSH post construction review
    Assess construction, commissioning and handover information against CfSH requirements
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  • CfSH workshops
    Provide detailed information on CfSH requirements at specific workshops
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  • Home Quality Mark pre-assessment
    Develop a preliminary HQM assessment of your building and advise on potential target ratings
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  • Home Quality Mark design stage assessment
    Assess design information provided by design team against HQM requirements
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  • Home Quality Mark post construction review
    Assess construction, commissioning and handover information against HQM requirements
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  • Home Quality Mark workshops
    Provide detailed information on HQM requirements at specific workshops
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  • Soft landings (design)
    Engage with facilities management team to inform the design
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  • Soft landings (handover)
    Assist handover to ensure the building can be operated efficiently
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  • Environmental performance monitoring
    Gather and analyse operational data on your building
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  • Occupancy survey
    Survey the level of satisfaction of building occupants and gather feedback
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  • Performance Gap Study
    Assess why your building is not performing as well as the design performance predicted
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  • Passivhaus workshops
    Provide detailed information on Passivhaus requirements at project specific workshops
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  • Space station energy efficiency
    Optimise your space station for maximum intergalatic range
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  • Interplanetary renewables evaluation
    Provide detail input on the best renewable technologies for your space ship
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  • Cosmic waste management
    Optimise your cosmic waste jettison strategy to minimise the risk of space junk
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