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Mechanical & Electrical

The need to achieve required levels of energy savings whilst maintaining a pleasing aesthetic has moved the role of mechanical and electrical engineers, who are vital to the success of construction projects. Our approach has always been to work closely with clients and to understand their business, so that we can offer them the best engineered solutions for their needs.

The requirement to minimise energy usage within buildings calls for a methodology which takes in to account fabric heat losses, daylight calculations, internal lighting efficiency, air-tightness of the envelope, heating, and ventilation system type and efficiency. Rolton Group's approach is to make sure that that clients are fully aware of the choices they have and that they have information in clear language that they can understand, so that they can assess the information and make important decisions for the benefit of the long-term stability of their businesses as well as the environment.

The energy performance of a proposed building needs first to be demonstrated before construction. Technology has a key role to play here. We use state of the art Environmental Design Solutions Limited (EDSL) TAS Software, which is an integrated system for assessing building performance.

TAS is a building modeling and simulation tool. Capable of performing dynamic thermal simulation for the world’s largest and most complex buildings, TAS allows us as designers to accurately predict energy consumption, CO2 emissions, operating costs and occupant comfort conditions.

The software allows us to design and model a proposed building and know exactly how it would perform and operate once built. This approach delivers significant benefits for our clients because, with early involvement in a project, we may compare different scenarios and test the consequences of alternative designs at the click of a mouse.

Our building services engineers have used the system and our approach to great effect on award-winning buildings, and our work shows that beautiful design can be both functional and environmentally responsible.