Efficiency & Engineering

Improving building energy performance

We provide professional consultancy services to make buildings more energy efficient and improve the working environment for the people in them.

Low Carbon Alliance has successfully integrated commercial property consultancy with in-house engineering expertise to assist property owners and occupiers in making challenging and significant decisions on building repairs, maintenance and energy efficiency measures.

It is often difficult to achieve best value when a building owner or occupier faces a decision based on operational concerns or compliance needs with heavily caveated engineering reports. It is typical to have separate advice from a management consultant and an independent engineering consultancy, which often leads to unnecessary expenditure and missed opportunities.

Client focussed discussions between property owner, facilities management and engineering consultant will realise opportunities that otherwise could be missed. Opportunities include subsidies, grants, tax reliefs, and efficient compliance strategies that can be used in conjunction with repairs and improvement projects.

We understand the relationship between a building, its building services components (heating, ventilation, air conditioning, lighting, power & IT equipment) and their corresponding energy consumption, cost, and carbon emission. See some of our case studies here.

We use a combination of measurement and monitoring software alongside building simulation software to understand the benefits of individual interventions or groups of improvement. The resultant benefits will be measured and verified in terms of operational cost and carbon reduction and this can form part of a Net Zero Pathway.

The use of building simulation allows the property owner or management agent to input fit-out information to assess the impact of tenant works on the energy performance of the building and the trajectory towards Net Zero. Licence to Alterations can be granted on the basis of knowing the proposed fit-out is in line with Government Regulations and wider ambitions to lower a buildings impact on the environment.

As well as experience in integrating renewable energy technologies into commercial buildings, our engineers have expertise in the efficient use of energy storage. Batteries are much more than simple energy stores when they are integrated with renewable energy generators, electric vehicle charging, and efficient energy procurement.

 

To read our case studies on Efficiency & Engineering please click here or Contact us for a free initial consultation