Brimelow McSweeney Architects
 

Sustainability

For truly effective sustainable buildings to work, we believe that it is vital that sustainable design is integral in the building design from concept stage, rather than a bolt on solution at a later stage.

Our company has an in depth knowledge of the key factors that create a truly sustainable building. We have staff trained in BREEAM, Code for Sustainable Homes and Eco-Homes. We use our in depth knowledge at the early stage design to set out the building orientation, form, glazing and roof shape in order that the design acheives the maximum sustainable affect and minimum carbon footprint.We also work with our mechanical and electrical engineers to ensure energy usage is conserved and renewable energy resources are used to their maximum affordable benefit.

We have recently completed our first BREEAM 'Excellent' building for the University of Leicester using these sustainable concepts from the onset of design. The University have decided to monitor the building's energy usage as an ongoing programme to examine the best possible way to acheive energy conservation.

  • University of Leicester -BREEAM 'Excellent' Award