At Lawler Sustainability, we have an excellent track record in the education sector and intimate knowledge of how to optimise building performance and make our schools and colleges more sustainable.
Building Performance Optimisation
Working with our sister company, Lawler Consulting, who are masters of the Design Build Process, allows us to provide a better value-added product to clients, without the associated increased cost.
As Lawler Consulting is engaged to take schools from the pre-concept stage through to Design Build and Rapid Build schemes, our sustainability team completes crucial groundwork such as BER assessment and daylight and overheating analysis, and informs the long-term sustainability strategy of the project.
By overseeing important energy upgrades, we ensure that every educational facility we work on can achieve building performance optimisation.
Energy Saving Solutions For
There is an increasing demand from building users for safe, healthy, and efficient buildings which meet the needs of those who occupy them. This demand to demonstrate better building performance includes health and well-being as well as carbon, energy, and waste reduction. Advanced Energy Modelling is helping us to design buildings that cater to these demands.
At Lawler Sustainability, we help businesses achieve Part L or NZEB Compliance.
The term NZEB (Nearly Zero Energy Buildings) is used to categorise buildings with an extremely high energy efficiency where the nearly zero or minimal amount of energy that they do require is largely generated from renewable sources.
A Daylight and Sunlight Analysis is used to help determine the feasibility of a building project, specifically, the development's potential impact on daylight, sunlight, and overshadowing.
An overheating analysis is used to identify the likelihood of a building overheating and any potential contributing factors.
Some rooms in buildings may be prone to overheating, particularly in the summer months and in the midst of a warming climate.
Digital Twin augments paper plans into a detailed digital platform using 3D modeling of the entire building and its components.
Our Experience in Education
Lawler Sustainability has been involved in educational sectors at primary, secondary, and tertiary levels for many years.
For instance, at the tertiary level, our engineers have delivered upgrades to some of Ireland and the United Kingdom’s most prestigious colleges and universities.
Through innovative sustainability strategies, we have lowered the maintenance and energy costs of the following clients.
- Jeddah School Campus
- London Business School
- Dublin Institute of Technology
- Cork Institute of Technology
- Woodlands Academy
- CBS Midleton
- Saplings School, Mullingar