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Architectural and Structural Detailing Support

Support design team in creating specialist construction details required for submission to Passivhaus Institute using Ecospheric's 13 hat optimisation analysis which considers the following lenses:

  • Airtightness

  • Vapour control and moisture - Breathability (vapour diffusivity gradients), capillary activity, drying rate

  • Ease of Installation Weather tightness

  • Thermal conductivity

  • Thermal bridging

  • Durability

  • Aesthetics

  • Acoustics

  • Life cycle carbon - Sourcing, manufacturing and delivery of materials. Construction, operational use and replacement/maintenance. Finally end of life.

  • Structural

  • Building/product warranty

  • Maintenance - Ease, Cost and frequency

  • Fire

Supporting the design team in the development of structural solutions and specifications in order to maximise thermal performance and reduce embodied carbon.

This service involves the production of a structural schematic overlay on the plans in order to provide the structural engineer with advice in line with above.

Zero Carbon Event Space

Low embodied carbon mass timber extension on a historic warehouse resulting in the first large-scale whole life carbon neutral commercial building

EnerPHit 1940's era Stone Manor House

A heritage property in South Yorkshire aiming for EnerPHit certified energy performance.

Net Zero Women & Children's Hospital

A £110m Women and Children's building at the Countess of Chester Hospital aiming for the NHS Net Zero Carbon Building Standard.

EnerPHit 1880's Conservation Area Townhouse

A handsome Victorian townhouse in a London conservation area retrofitted to the certified EnerPHit standard

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