Sustainability

Our team approach all new commissions with the intention of offering our clients the most energy efficient designs possible, whilst adhering to budgetary constraints. Optimised designs, matched to the buildings exact load requirements offer the most efficient systems, with the lowest energy and carbon footprints.

In order to establish the most effective solutions Waterman use advanced thermal and energy modelling software, such as IES and TAS thermal dynamic simulation packages, as well as three dimensional fluid and energy flow modelling using computational fluid dynamic packages. These packages are now embedded into all of our design offices, offering engineers versatile and accurate tools which quickly and efficiently review system options, orientation, fenestration areas, ventilation options and environmental system designs. Our modelling engineers can also provide detailed daylighting analysis, including climatic daylight modelling.

Our in house engineers are capable of providing:

  • Energy Modelling
  • Compliance Modelling
  • Summertime Temperature Studies
  • TM52 studies
  • Bulk air flow modelling and natural ventilation modelling
  • Thermal Mass studies and advanced ventilation methods such as night time cooling, ground ducts, windcatchers, stack ventilators including advanced controls strategies
  • Computational Fluid Dynamic modelling
  • Daylight Modelling
  • Solar tracking models
  • Solar Shading Studies

Our team also have extensive experience in the integration of low and zero carbon technologies, where these are found to be truly beneficial to the building and client. Waterman can size, design and integrate all current forms of LZC technologies including:

  • Biomass Boilers
  • Combined Heat and Power Plant (both biofuel and natural gas)
  • Photovoltaic arrays
  • Solar Thermal arrays
  • Ground Source Heat Pumps (Both vertical and horizontal)
  • Air Source Heat Pumps
  • Ground Water Thermal transfer systems
  • District Heating System Design and Integration