CES is working with the Royal Shakespeare Company on the design for their new workshop in Stratford Upon Avon. The building is being developed to operate using both passive and Mechanical Ventilation with Heat Recovery (MVHR) when it is beneficial to do so, while avoiding any mechanical cooling. The design team has collaborated closely to enable thermal comfort through passive operation, thereby minimising energy consumption.
The design has been developed using detailed analysis and sophisticated modelling techniques. 3D modelling enables engineers to determine under which conditions highly efficient engineering systems can be used. Simulations help to determine where and when passive methods can be integrated to reduce the need for mechanical services and artificial lighting systems, while still achieving high quality internal environmental conditions and comfort.
At CES, our approach looks to the future by making 3d modelling as standard our design process with all our engineers designing straight into 3d. From concept to project completion and occupation, our building services consultants integrate our core disciplines of sustainability and mechanical and electrical engineering through all stages of the development. We aim to provide a service tailored to our clients’ needs, striking the correct balance between aesthetics and energy and cost efficiency.
Buildings generate a vast quantity of data. If that data is harnessed appropriately, it offers immense scope to improve both the building’s efficiency and the comfort it provides for its occupants. This is a rapidly developing concept and at CES, we aim to approach data in buildings with a keen eye on future innovation.