Gale & Snowden do not rely on renewable energies to make designs work. Renewables are considered after all cost effective and practical measures have been undertaken for passive design to minimise energy requirements.
Once buildings have been designed for minimal energy use the remaining requirement can be met via renewable energy systems. Gale & Snowden’s expertise in renewable energy design and strategy ensures that the optimum system is used to suit the site and users needs.
The practice’s in-house team of renewable energy consultants and designers can ensure appropriate renewable energies can be fully integrated into the building design. Renewable energy experience includes:
- Solar thermal
Other renewable energies such as heat pump technology have been included in projects but the practice has found that these often do not have the efficiencies that should be expected.