National Building Award Winners 2019

Simon Green Judges National Building and Construction Award

March 31, 2020

Having been appointed the role of judge for the National Building & Construction Awards 2020, Simon Green has completed the judging process and four shortlisted finalists have now been announced for the Green / Sustainability Award. Green Building Design Consultants won this award in 2019 and Simon has since been selected to judge the category […]

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COVID 19 – Measures to stay safe while keeping the industry working

March 20, 2020

On behalf of all of our team at Green Building Design Consultants Ltd, we would like to confirm our approach during the COVID-19 outbreak. The wellbeing of staff, family members, clients and business partners is our main concern and so following the UK Government’s most recent advice, we are encouraging staff to utilise our remote […]

Jaejae Dimmock Certified as Low Carbon Consultant

Jaejae Dimmock – CIBSE Certified as a Low Carbon Consultant

March 5, 2020

Mechanical Engineer Jaejae Dimmock has achieved his certification and is listed on the CIBSE website as a Low Carbon Consultant. Having passed his IES Virtual Environment (IESVE) exam in 2016, Jaejae has now gained the experience necessary to be accepted as a Consultant by the CIBSE Accreditation Board. On behalf of Green Building Design Consultants, […]

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Designing Energy Efficient Buildings to meet Climate Emergency Goals

February 26, 2020

In November last year, over 11,000 scientists declared a climate emergency, putting pressure on countries around the world to reduce impact on global warming. In the UK, almost half of all greenhouse gas emissions come from generating heat for homes, offices and public buildings (DECC, 2010). So, with the government’s commitment to reduce greenhouse gases […]

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GBD Issued with ISO 9001:2015 Certificate

February 12, 2020

Having undertaken the Stage 2 assessment last November and being recommended for certification, we have now been awarded our ISO 9001:2015 certificate. “Thanks to all the team for your dedication to following processes which ensure consistency, high quality engineering design services and project management”, comments Simon Green. For more information about Green Building Design Consultants’ […]

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New M&E Systems for Major Refurbishment at Rothamsted Research Innovation Hub

February 7, 2020

Working with Bidwells and DLA Architecture for Lawes Agricultural Trust, we produced detailed designs for the M&E systems in a complete refurbishment of The Russell Building. Originally built in 1919, this impressive local landmark has been remodelled as an enterprise centre to contain a hot desk hub, 22 offices, an open-plan innovation space, breakout and […]

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Cost-effective Building Services for Motability Fit Out

January 17, 2020

Cost-effective Building Services for Motability Fit Out Working with GKS Building Consultancy for Motability, Green Building Design Consultants managed the M&E element of the design and build project to fit out their ground floor office in Harlow, Essex. The M&E systems were designed to be cost-effective to install and to reduce running costs. Existing equipment […]

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ISO 9001:2015 Certificate Approved

December 3, 2019

On 19th and 20th November, we undertook the Stage 2 assessment for the ISO 9001: 2015 Quality Audit and have been recommended for certification. The BSI Auditor reviewed documents and working practices and recommended that our Quality Management System should be approved. Simon Green, GBD Director, commented: “After a very detailed audit we were delighted […]

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Conservation Heating System for Waddesdon Manor Exhibition

December 2, 2019

Working with expert museum and exhibition designer Charles Marsden-Smedley and Inskip Gee Architects, we engineered a conservation heating system for the exhibition areas at Waddesdon Manor in Buckinghamshire. The Treasury is a new, and already proving popular, highlight for visitors to Waddesdon Manor, which was built by Baron Ferdinand de Rothschild in the 1870s ‘to […]

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The challenges facing energy efficient buildings

November 29, 2019

Simon Green, Director, Green Building Design Consultants writes: With UK renewable energy capacity surpassing fossil fuels for the first time in 2019¹, and government plans to ban mains gas central heating systems in new homes by 2025², sustainable and energy efficient construction is fast becoming a necessity. Yet, despite all the renewable and ‘green’ technologies […]