Thanks to some training and a lot of hard work on the part of one of one of our designers and with the support of the rest of our team, we are delighted to announce that Arthur McKay is now an approved body on the BRE (British Research Establishment) Approved Certifier of Design (ACD) scheme that offers our clients a fast-track submission for building warrant (Section 10, energy) and a reduction in warrant fees.
What is the BRE ACD scheme?
The certification system is based upon the principle that qualified and experienced building professionals can (without the need for further scrutiny by local authorities) take responsibility for ensuring compliance with the regulations, provided they are employed by an approved body and have the relevant training and qualifications. For more information visit the BRE website.
It is our belief, that when commissioned for a full turnkey design and build project, the regulations are not only a minimum standard to be met but are exceeded where possible to offer the optimum design and benefit to our client.
How do we analyse your building’s energy consumption?
We continue to utilise new design and compliance software to meet the needs of the changing industry regulations and client requirements and offer SBEM (Simplified Building Energy Model) calculation service, which is a requirement for non-domestic Building Warrant applications. The SBEM calculation produces an asset rating which is the calculated intrinsic performance of a building encompassing the building structure, mechanical and electrical services, controls strategies and renewable technologies.
As climate change is the greatest challenge facing the world today and is a global issue that requires a global response we believe it is essential to consider a whole building approach to energy efficiency rather than individual components or their particular performance criteria.
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