Sustainability by design

Our multi-disciplinary design teams, and our specialists, provide an integrated design solution covering all aspects of sustainable design. Examples of how these skills work together include:
 

  • site planning to maximise passive design and reduce ground remediation costs
  • developing natural ventilation / thermal mass solutions to meet acoustic requirements
  • using daylight and smart lighting solutions to improve the quality of the indoor environment
  • balancing the increasing complexity of controls and monitoring with the desire for simplicity and ease of use.
     

Although our projects have won numerous green design and innovation awards, we recognise that not everyone wants a green iconic building. Energy and operating cost savings, while providing stimulating spaces for people to live, work and play, can be achieved through good design, commercial pragmatism and a healthy dose of common sense. By applying our skills and knowledge we aim to make a positive difference on every project that we work on.

We provide a full range of sustainable design services for the built environment with a particular expertise in carbon reduction, improving the quality of the indoor environment, water conservation and sustainable materials.

Our steps to low carbon methodology can be applied to any project and any budget. Our experience has demonstrated that challenging assumptions and design criteria can lead to large energy and cost savings before even considering the design of the building layout, fabric and services. Understanding how energy is actually used in real buildings is crucial to turning design intent (virtual) into actual performance (reality).

To test and prove design concepts, and to estimate operational performance, requires accurate modelling and an understanding of building controls and user behaviour. We have extensive experience in the use of computer simulation to predict the energy and environmental performance of buildings. 

For further information on these services please contact:

UK/Europe: Alan Fogarty
Australia: Caimin McCabe
Asia: Julian Bott
MENA: Richard Stratton
 

  • Low energy design
  • Indoor environment quality
  • Water conservation
  • Green materials selection
  • Renewable energy studies & design
  • Embodied carbon assessments
  • Energy modelling
  • Daylight simulation
  • Thermal comfort assessments
  • Shading and facade analysis
  • Computational fluid dynamics
  • Thermal bridging analysis
Sectors

Cundall's expertise extends to all major markets, so we have a deep understanding of the specific issues, constraints and opportunities facing our clients' market sectors.

Our team of creative engineers draw on our accumulated knowledge to devise the best possible solutions for your project in a fully integrated and cost-effective way.

About us

Established in the UK 40 years ago, Cundall has developed into an international multi-disciplinary consultancy operating from over 20 locations across the globe.