1, millers yard, roman way
leicestershire LE16 7PW
1, millers yard LE16 7PW
brp architects is committed to providing low energy buildings and are able to offer in-house expertise to support the principles of both sustainable and environmental building design.
We believe that through lowering the energy demand, and therefore consumption, of buildings the potential to incorporate beneficial low and zero carbon renewable technologies becomes a more viable proposition for on-site energy generation.
Where appropriate this enables a more holistic approach to the design and integration of systems, and / or the systems themselves becoming a form determinant for responsive buildings that develop their own aesthetic as opposed to bolting on technology to a traditional built form.
But sustainability is not just about the energy systems – it is a ‘cradle to grave’ approach and includes far-reaching issues such as site selection, material choice together with long-term flexibility and adaptability of space.
brp architects consider the site and building orientation from the outset as well as recognising that building materials, natural daylight and ventilation design, insulation and air tightness all play an important role in achieving low running costs and a high performing building. Where these are combined with, refined active environmental solutions that contribute to maintaining controlled internal environments, occupier comfort is enhanced whilst lowering energy consumption and carbon emissions to mitigate against rising energy fuel costs and the drain of the world’s Natural Resources. Our efforts in this respect have already been acknowledged in an International Green Apple Award for Sustainability.
brp architects are partnering with Zero Carbon Solutions and Caplin Homes, whose ground breaking, patented Earth Energy Bank system displaces conventional renewable energy technologies for new buildings and old buildings alike. The breakthrough development of a practical and low cost form of inter-seasonal heat storage has made it easy to store summer-time heat in the earth below buildings for use the following winter. This opens the door to cost effective zero carbon buildings when this innovation is combined with other low carbon technologies