The Environmental Engineering team designs efficient building systems that reduce energy and water consumption, enhances user comfort and ensures 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.
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.
Our building physics experts carry out detailed analysis of climate and environment that inform energy saving strategies, while ensuring highest levels of comfort and wellbeing. We use industry leading analytical software and in-house parametric modelling tools to optimise building performance.
Our environmental design analysts perform dynamic thermal modelling to optimise the performance of the building envelope. The team provides guidance for architects and engineers to accurately inform the selection of HVAC systems, plant sizes and identify the feasibility of renewable technologies.
Our environmental analysts assess solar exposure and explore different massing, formal and shading strategies to find the right balance between an optimally daylit environment and a glare free space.
The team’s fluid dynamics specialists carry out wind analysis to help develop building massing that ensures outdoor comfort and safety, and dynamic internal air flow simulations for natural ventilation and HVAC systems development. Our studies also cover fire propagation simulations, air pollution dispersion and rain shadow analysis.
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.
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 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.
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 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.