Services

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

We carry out calculation and analysis to inform your design, and support delivery through construction and beyond.

Low energy design

Environmental design & sustainability

Environmental assessment & certification

Construction site training & handover

Policy, strategy & research

For Passivhaus Certification see our 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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