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Our expert Decarbonisation Schemes team, led by Harriet and Reece, are here to help.

Our team at BSE 3D have extensive experience in decarbonisation schemes, both as part of wider refurbishment works in existing buildings and as stand alone projects. The majority of buildings that will be in use in 2050 already exist. By carrying out decarbonisation schemes, we help our clients reduce their building’s carbon footprint to help meet the net zero carbon 2050 target. While we design new low to zero carbon (LZC) buildings, the industry must also focus on decarbonising the existing building stock. Our experienced team achieve this by working on retrofit decarbonisation projects with our clients.

Retrofit decarbonisation involves reducing the CO2 emissions from existing buildings. The purpose of this is to reduce carbon emissions, but also reduce a building’s reliance on fossil fuels. This is achieved through fabric enhancements (external walls, floors, roof, windows and doors) and MEP service upgrades.

Fabric upgrades reduce heat losses from buildings. Additionally, these upgrades help to reduce solar gain and therefore a room or building’s cooling load. This makes the building more efficient because by reducing heat loss, less heat input is needed and the heat you do produce/input stays in the property longer. MEP upgrades look to deliver this heat in an efficient way that uses less energy compared to the standard gas boiler system. MEP upgrades can also look at microgeneration of electricity to offset or reduce the carbon intensity of the electricity used in the property.

Using industry recognised and state of the art software, our engineers create thermal models to support architects and clients to reduce their existing building loads.

Retrofit Decarbonisation Project Process

During a retrofit decarbonisation project our team will work with the client to:

  • Analyse the existing property.
  • Review fabric enhancement options.
  • Review different LZC/renewable options and technology in the marketplace to find a sustainable, carbon emission reducing solution.
  • Produce a concept design report and associated sketches to analyse the most suitable system.
  • Demonstrate the carbon emissions savings impact the chosen options have.
  • Review any applicable Government/Ofgem Environmental and Social Schemes which could offer one off or on going monetary benefits
  • Produce a detailed design of the agreed MEP design strategy.
  • We can monitor the installation during the construction stage and provide technical assistance.
  • We can produce Part L compliance documentation to demonstrate the achieved CO2 savings at the end of the project.

Project Experience

Our engineers have worked on retrofit decarbonisation schemes across a variety of projects both residential and commercial to different RIBA stages:

Leonardslee Gardens, Lower Beeding

Integration of air source heat pumps (ASHPs) into the refurbished heating and domestic hot water system to provide an efficient hybrid system to serve the Grade II listed Leonardslee House. The hybrid system approach would increase the system efficiency across the year and reduces costs compared to the fossil fuel only heating and hot water system.

Holiday Inn Hotels, London
WMP Police Station, Birmingham
Blue Orchid Hotels
Government Building, Cardiff
Office Fit Out with TR Projects, London Blackfriars
Cats Protection, Haywards Heath
Amazon Offices

We at Colt have worked with BSE3D many times over the years and have always had a brilliant experience with them. The BSE3D team always go above and beyond to ensure designs and projects run smoothly.

In particular as an example; their assistance over the last 3 years on a complicated Generator and switchboard sequencing project has been brilliant. This project was a challenge due to the Data Centre being fully populated and live with customer loads but key switchboard and generator works needed to be completed seamlessly. They created the in depth design brief which was of a very high standard that allowed the project to be completed smoothly with no issues whatsoever.

They are a great team to work with and all members of the team have a very high level of technical knowledge and all work to a very high standard too.

Colt Data Centre Services

BSE3D have been an unbelievable find for Quantum Switch their contribution to our growth and success in expanding market places coupled with their diligent well experienced certified Data Centre professional engineers has made this possible. What we value most about our relationship is the personal service and technical knowledge available when required. We would have no hesitation in recommending BSE3D Limited for any type of Data Centre projects as long as it’s not in competition.

Quantum Switch

BSE3D were recommended to us by the former head of project management at Mace to advise us in relation to a number of areas relating to the Great Northern Hotel’s mechanical & electrical systems. Over a period of almost two years, BSE3D have helped us enormously through a combination of their vast technical knowledge and their ability to diplomatically drive forward our agenda without fear of upsetting the incumbent teams.

Chairman & Founder, RAM

Huge thanks and congratulations to BSE 3D on completing your recent cycle challenge. Most of you have been back already, and I hope you are starting to get over your jetlag and getting back to normality. It’s always a bit difficult settling into the swing of real life! I have had a report about the challenge from the local crew, whom spoke extremely highly of you all while on the challenge, so well done – you’ve also all done a phenomenal job raising funds for such a worthwhile cause!!!

Operations Manager, Charity Challenge

We have been delighted with the performance of BSE 3D. They were able to take our requirements, develop our brief and prepare a design all within a tight timeframe. They then tendered and managed the entire build process to budget. I would not hesitate to recommend them.

Facilities Manager, Holiday Inn Express

Our company employ many consultants, to develop design specifications and act as Lead Designer. Over the last two years we have worked together on a new data centre design. On a project of this size there are always areas to be developed and I was particularly pleased with BSE 3D’s response to any issues that arose by providing solution options and making sure the results matched our requirements. BSE 3D produced the Test Specification document used to test the full infrastructure and during the busy commissioning and test phase they were in attendance to witness and sign-off the test documents which confirm the test results fully meet the design standards and test specification.

Senior Programme Manager, Colt Data Centres

QData QFZ LLC hired the services of BSE3D for the MEP Design, Consultation and Supervision works of two Data Centers at the Qatar Free Zones of located in Ras Bu Fontas (capacity of 6MW) and Um Al Haul (capacity of 4MW), both of which were customized to the End ?User’s requirements and were successfully delivered. In addition to this, both Data Centers applied for Uptime Institute Tier III Certifications for Design, Construction and Operation in which BSE3D was also involved.

Both projects were well designed, executed and delivered within the agreed time-frame despite many challenges locally and internationally. BSE3D were a key figure in assisting and supporting us as a client to overcome all obstacles, leading to the success of both projects. Their performance and technical support were critical.

We would recommend BSE3D for future projects, given their commitment and their expertise in dealing with regulations within Qatar and the GCC region in general.

QData / Doha Venture Capital LLC

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