Russell Building, Rothamsted Research

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 […]

Motability Harlow

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 […]

Quality Management System ISO 9001:2015

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 […]

Waddesdon Manor aerial

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 […]

Energy Efficiency presentation by Simon Green

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 […]

Shipping Building Chiller Unit upload

New Chiller Replacement for The Shipping Building

November 19, 2019

Green Building Design Consultants designed an efficient cooling system for the landmark Shipping Building in Hayes, including two new 580kW Airedale ‘DeltaChill’ air-cooled chillers, office fan coil units and upgraded BMS controls. As a result, energy performance has been greatly improved, working environments have been enhanced, and operating costs significantly reduced. The Shipping Building in […]

Hertford Building Group Sep 19

Lighting Design talk by LAPD at latest Hertford Building Group meeting

September 13, 2019

On 11th September, a select group of industry professionals came together at Green Building Design Consultants’ offices in Hertford, for the latest in the series of breakfast meetings by Hertford Building Group. Simon Thorp, from LAPD Lighting Design explained the background to independent lighting design and demonstrated capital cost savings, energy savings, integration of light […]

Quality Management System ISO 9001:2015

Green Building Design Consultants pass Stage 1 of ISO 9001:2015

August 16, 2019

Green Building Design Consultants (GBD) are delighted to announce that on the 8th August they successfully passed Stage 1 of the ISO 9001 Quality Audit. ISO 9001 is the internationally recognised Quality Management System standard that enables companies to continually improve and streamline operations, work effectively with stakeholders and the supply chain, and ultimately satisfy […]

Green Building Design Consultants receive Inspire Hertfordshire Awards

Green Building Design Consultants Highly Commended at Inspiring Hertfordshire Awards

June 25, 2019

Following on from our success at winning The Green Award at the National Building Awards 2019, we are delighted to announce that Green Building Design Consultants (GBD) has also been highly commended at the Inspiring Hertfordshire Awards. On Thursday 13th June, the Inspiring Hertfordshire Awards 2019 ceremony took place at St Albans Cathedral, and GBD […]

Green Building Design Consultants Win National Building Award

Green Building Design Consultants Win National Building Award

May 28, 2019

Green Building Design Consultants’ work on saving energy and creating comfortable, functional and cost-effective working environments has been recognised by winning The Green Award in the National Building Awards 2019. The judges were impressed by how the company promotes sustainable development and energy efficiency throughout the building industry. Performance improvements which were assessed included £5m […]