Building Performance

Realising responsible buildings that exemplify the essence of their design and perform for occupants, compliance, and all project stakeholders We analyse building performance to create smart, healthy and user-friendly environments that dynamically adapt to the needs of their occupants.

We digitally model spaces in order to enhance design, simulate and pre-test to promote comfort, safety and wellness within the physical parameters of buildings. The greatest impacts of our work are often invisible, because our projects are designed to perform while using minimal energy and carbon resources.

Our design philosophy and performance-testing are people-focussed. We place emphasis on the end-user experience and social impact by evidence-based analysis and modelling, allowing design teams and clients to make informed decisions.

We prioritise healthy, energy efficient environments that operate as high-quality, legacies of exemplary design. And we constantly drive positive impact and innovation. Our ongoing benchmarks for success include the reduction of energy use, a reduction in both operational and embodied carbon emissions, enhancement of local biodiversity, resilience to climate change, and a decrease in the demand and use of the planet’s natural resources.

Spotlight on our work in practice

30 St Mary Axe

30 St Mary Axe is a building for which we provided a multitude of engineering services. And we’re still involved 20 years on. It set a new standard for future-focused high-rise energy efficiency, and it continues to outperform its peers and newer buildings. Its success and our continued engagement in performance optimisation are a testament to our quality and commitment to service.

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Accreditation, standards & affiliations

Services by our Building Performance team

  • Energy performance
  • NABERS UK Design for Performance
  • NABERS UK Energy
  • Whole lifecycle carbon assessment
  • Net zero carbon pathways
  • Computational fluid dynamics (internal, pedestrian comfort/ wind analysis)
  • Solar analysis
  • Internal daylight analysis
  • Daylight, sunlight & overshading impact assessments
  • Thermal comfort analysis (internal & external)
  • Passive design analysis
  • Parametric optimisation
  • Feasibility studies for low and zero-carbon technologies
  • BREEAM, LEED, WELL and other certification modelling requirements
  • Circularity strategies
  • Biodiversity net gain calculations
  • Urban greening factor calculations
  • Acoustic & vibration performance modelling (internal & external)
  • Air quality simulation
  • Fire risk analysis
  • Fire engineering design
  • Fire strategy
  • Smoke modelling
  • Evacuation simulation
  • Security needs assessment
  • Due diligence on building services
Services by our Building Performance team

We are interdisciplinary

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Our Building Performance projects

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