Looking after the resources at our disposal presents one of the most challenging issues in the world today.
We work on targeted assignments involving design and engineering and the provision of assistance to Owners, in the course which, in synergy with the different professions present in the Group, the teams in the Energy Department have developed unique expertise which combine skilled management of energy savings, renewable energy production and system efficiency, all without compromising comfort of use for end-users.
- Energy performance assessment
- Dynamic thermal simulation and digital simulation
- Building energy performance management via energy assessments
- Energy performance undertakings
- Energy optimisation/greenhouse gas assessment
- Thermal and energy impact study (design)
- Energy-saving programmes in existing buildings
- Thermal and visual comfort studies
- Glint and glare, daylight factor and daylight autonomy studies
- Comfort optimisation assessment
- Indoor CFD air flow assessments
- Checking and measurement plans
- Regulation thermal study
- Energy engineering, urban distribution networks and energy sharing
- Carbon balance and life cycle assessment
- Heat island assessment
- Studies of positive energy districts and buildings
- Renewable heating networks
- Project design and management for energy production systems
LINES OF BUSINESS
In the context of the renovation of a transborder airport, the Builders & Partners group carried out thermal comfort assessments, in order to remedy problems reported by users caused by malfunctions. Various technical scenarios were modelled, sized and priced with a view to optimising temperature distribution and air flows. Their efficiency was tested by analysis of the corresponding finite elements (CFD) and their impact was demonstrated, after the various studies, using visual tools capable of providing the decision-makers with the best-adapted decision-making tools.
The investor commissioned the Builders & Partners Group to carry out an energy and greenhouse gas emissions sensitivity analysis to measure and demonstrate the direct impact of energy consumed for heating, air conditioning and lighting. The objective was to target individual and combined solutions to reduce consumption levels. The desire to communicate around the low carbon impact potential is in keeping with the Paris climate agreement and also with the future RE 2020 carbon/energy regulations which are due to come into force at some point in 2021.
ENERGY AND GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS SENSITIVITY ANALYSIS
Castle – Offices on Rue du Château-des Rentiers – Paris 13th arrondissement
The investor commissioned the Builders & Partners Group to carry out an energy and greenhouse gas emissions sensitivity analysis to measure and demonstrate the direct impact of energy consumed for heating, air conditioning, lighting. The objective was to target individual or combined solutions to reduce consumption levels. The desire to communicate around potentially low carbon impact fits is pertinent in light of the Paris climate agreement but the move also aligns with future carbon/energy regulations RE 2020 which are due to come into force at some point next year.
What they say
Director, Energy Division
The very survival of the world is at stake, so everyone must share concern for, and adhere to, the issue of energy management. Within the energy division at Builders & Partners, we watch and monitor the techniques and performances of ecodistricts and buildings across the world. We experiment, calculate, confront the best ways to conjugate architecture, a positive user experience, the challenges faced by Owners and the ever-present ambition of reducing our footprint.
Director, Energy Efficiency
With the publication in the JO of the “Methods” Decree on 3 May 2020, the countdown has started to a time when it will be mandatory for commercial buildings with a floor area greater than 1,000 sqm to reduce their energy consumption, with all the inevitable questions that throws up. Which renovation works are essential and how can they be optimised? What measures should be taken to control consumption? What will the impact be on relationships with tenants? How can the global cost of those measures be kept to a minimum and how can they be transformed into sources of appeal and value creation for my assets?
The Builders & Partners group encompasses expertise in real estate consultancy, project management, engineering, environmental matters, energy optimisation and operational monitoring solutions, to guide and assist clients as they develop and implement solution to all these legitimate concerns.