Building Energy Rating (BER) & Sustainable Design
At McCabe Architects, we are committed to an architecture that involves energy and environmental awareness from the outset. Energy issues are part of our core design ethos, and we have for many years been at the cutting edge of “green technology” and low-energy design.
Environmental concerns and rising fuel costs demand that buildings are designed and built in an environmentally sustainable manner. At McCabe Architects we have a special interest in energy and environmental issues relating to buildings. We advise the designers, developers and owners of all types of buildings on the reduction of energy consumption and the achievement of optimum environmental performance at each stage of the life of a building, whether during design, construction or refurbishment, or in day-to-day occupation.
At the design stage, we ensure that the building reaches or exceeds statutory compliance, achieves the target Building Energy Rating (BER), and is generally built in accordance with environmental sustainability.
We offer the following services to our clients:
- Feasibility studies
- Building Energy Rating—BER certificates
- Energy audits of a building to identify cost-saving measures and reduce running costs