Enhancing Sustainability Through Operational Energy Expertise: A Wallace Whittle Approach

Enhancing Sustainability Through Operational Energy Expertise: A Wallace Whittle Approach

In the ever-evolving landscape of sustainability within the built environment, operational energy plays a pivotal role. At Wallace Whittle, we take pride in our ability to provide comprehensive assessments and calculations to predict energy consumption. Our expertise empowers clients to make informed decisions, minimise energy consumption, reduce energy costs, and contribute to a greener future.

Our Approach:

Understanding and predicting energy consumption is at the core of our approach. Our team employs sophisticated assessments and calculations to evaluate key energy end-uses, including heating, cooling, lighting, and other energy sources. By leveraging our multi-disciplinary backgrounds and sector-specific knowledge, we ensure a thorough analysis that sets the stage for a net-zero carbon design.

One of the distinguishing features of Wallace Whittle’s approach is our commitment to holistic design, we recognise that the success of any sustainable design hinges on two crucial components: the system/project design and the behaviour of the building occupants.

Our team collaborates closely with architects, MEP engineers, and our clients to integrate the system design seamlessly. Simultaneously, we engage in a conversation with clients to understand the details of building usage and occupant behaviour.

From Concept to Integration: Making Sustainability Tangible

Our approach enables us to showcase the impact of proposed designs from the beginning. We empower our clients to make environmentally conscious decisions through education, by providing them with a clear understanding of operating costs, utilities expenditure, and potential areas for improvement. We find that transparency fosters a collaborative environment where clients can actively participate in the journey towards sustainable and energy efficient buildings.

We actively engage with clients to gain insights into occupant behaviour, ensuring that our assessments are grounded in real-world scenarios. By basing our calculations on factors such as daily usage patterns, we create designs that align seamlessly with the needs and behaviours of the end users.

Reducing Costs, Reducing Carbon

With our operational energy expertise, we aim to help clients beyond reducing their energy costs but also to decrease their overall carbon footprint. Through meticulous assessments, we identify opportunities to enhance energy efficiency, minimise waste and optimise overall performance. This proactive approach positions our clients to not only meet but exceed their sustainability goals.

Operational energy considerations are more critical now than ever. At Wallace Whittle, we take pride in our ability to merge cutting-edge assessments, holistic design principles, and client collaboration to create buildings that not only meet but exceed sustainability benchmarks. By prioritising both system design and occupant behaviour, we pave the way for a greener, more efficient future—one sustainable design at a time.

We’d love to bring our expertise to your next project, get in touch with our Sustainability team today by emailing [email protected] or head to our LinkedIn to find out more about what we do.