Incorporate sustainable design principles into a development and see both financial and environmental savings
Involved at the design stage, Living Logic can reduce a building’s impact on the environment, from both materials used in its construction and energy used in its operation through the inclusion of sustainable features and passive design techniques.
Sustainable & passive design
Improving natural daylight levels
Utilising natural ventilation for summertime cooling and heat recovery for winter heating
Using improved levels of insulation and glazing
Build to Passive House standards
Identify the benefits of using concrete, masonry, timber and other surface finishes in the build
Incorporating rainwater harvesting, grey-water recycling, green roofing and renewable energy technologies
Identifying how the local weather conditions and geographical location of a site will impact on a proposed design and assessing whether the design of the building will perform efficiently in its chosen orientation.
Daylight & solar analysis
Evaluating how heat gains from the sun can affect the internal comfort levels of a building by reducing glare and summertime internal solar gains
Improve internal daylight levels which lower artificial lighting demand and associated running costs, as well as create a positive and productive internal environment for the occupants
Analysis of the fabric performance in terms of heat transfer and retention, reducing heating demand in winter and identifying the potential for night-time cooling in summertime to help reduce internal daytime temperatures
Identify where thermal bridges occur and reducing the impact of them on the building’s performance
Ventilation & airflow modelling
Ensuring adequate natural ventilation flows meet the building’s requirement to provide comfort for the occupants
Reducing the requirement for mechanical ventilation by identifying the possibility of a natural ventilation or mixed mode strategy
Identifying the opportunity of night-time cooling to reduce the demand for daytime cooling
For further information on sustainable building design and how Living Logic can enhance your project please contact us.