Sustainable DesignJohn Hill Associates Ltd both encourage and provide an enthusiastic approach to sustainable design. We believe sustainability is a balance between Economical, Environmental and Social needs, ensuring that the needs of today are achieved without sacrificing the needs for the future. We understand that each project is unique in terms of capabilities, surrounding environments, usage and financial constraints, however strive to integrate passive and sustainable design techniques and materials together with the latest technology and efficient equipment where possible.
- Resource and material efficiency, energy input and full life cycles.
- Low energy environmental approaches, radiator TRV, localised room / zone thermostats, humidistats, LUX sensors, low water usage and sanitaryware etc.
- Passive lighting design techniques, natural lighting systems, permanent artificial supplementary lighting for interiors etc.
- Passive ventilation strategies integrated with thermal mass design, cross and stack ventilation.
- Latest building insulation techniques and products.
- Sustainable heating systems, Biomass, heat pumps (ground and air), solar thermal energy (solar tubes etc).
- Potential sustainable energy production for on site use or supplying back to the National Grid to generate a financial income to the client, Photovoltaic (PV) roof panel, PV tiles, stand alone PV panels, small scale wind turbines etc.
- Sustainable cooling techniques, reverse heat pumps, chilled beams / ceiling, night time thermal mass cooling with building management technology.
- Sustainable drainage systems, filtration beds, balancing ponds, surface water soakaways etc.
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