The Environmental Engineering team designs efficient building systems that reduce energy and water consumption, enhance user comfort and ensure indoor environmental quality. There are many aspects to the team’s work including: Mechanical Engineering; Electrical Engineering; Public Health; Fire Protection; Vertical Transportation; Architectural Lighting Design; Building Physics and Sustainability.
We design integrated systems that focus on performance, comfort, reliability and serviceability. Rigorous analysis underpins our ability to specify systems which respond to the context and needs of users while also using passive techniques to reduce energy consumption. By adopting advanced design tools and new technologies, we maintain a constant commitment to innovation.
We cover all types of active fire suppression systems and have expertise in their applications worldwide. We work in close collaboration with the architectural teams and our in-house fire engineers to develop solutions that respond to stringent international and local codes and challenging spatial allowances.
We aim to minimise water supply while ensuring that we meet optimal benchmarking targets. Our expertise covers low-flow design strategies, water treatment systems, drainage and attenuation systems, and strategic stormwater solutions responding to global climate variations. We integrate sustainable solutions such as: water recycling, rainwater harvesting, metering, interception and audited flow control systems.
Lighting design enhances and transforms the visual narrative of interior and exterior spaces. Our team of specialists includes creative designers, analysts and technologists who use cutting edge lighting technologies to develop customised luminaires and bespoke solutions that shape the way we experience architecture.
We offer international experience on electrical design for all types of developments, from concept through to the final commissioning of the systems delivered. This includes the designing of high, medium and low voltage distribution networks, IS&T, lighting and daylight solutions, and
vertical transportation, within a sustainable framework.
From the outset, we work closely with the design team to develop bespoke sustainable strategies that provide design guidance and improve the environmental, economic and social performance of each project. Our expertise ranges from building design to urban masterplans, and we carry out detailed analysis using state-of-the-art analytical software and tools that have been developed in-house to ensure the integration of environmental, socio-economic, cultural, health and wellbeing aspects within the design process.
From the inception of a project, we work closely alongside the design team to develop bespoke sustainable strategies that provide design guidance and improve the environmental, economic and social performance of each project.
In addition to developing bespoke sustainability KPIs for individual projects, our team’s expertise covers the application of international benchmarking tools to measure and gauge a development’s sustainability performance. These assessment tools include LEED, BREEAM, WELL Building Standard, GSAS, China Green Building Standard, and Living Building Challenge.