M&E Design Services
Mechanical design includes:
Heating and cooling design
- classic heating systems with boilers and radiators;
- cooling design systems with chillers and four/two pipes fan-coil units;
- VRF/VRV fan coil units with or without heat recovery.
- air handling units and MVHR units to providing fresh air in the spaces;
- variable air volume or constant air volume ventilation design;
- passive ventilation design.
Electrical design usually includes:
- lighting design and calculations for the best levels of lighting;
- adaptability of the colour temperature of the lighting to a specific application (e.g. fruit and veggies should be in hotter temperature colour to look fresher);
- small power design;
- sockets and distribution boards layouts;
- containment plans.
Public health design is formed of:
Hot an cold water design
- cold water feed including tank and pipes sizing;
- hot water flow and return pipes (or trace heating);
- ways of obtaining the hot water from the central boilers with hot water cylinders, heat pumps, instant, etc.
- all above ground and below foul drainage in a building;
- all rainwater.
- A crucial part of building services design is creating a building model with specialised software such as Hevacomp or IES-VE. This model can tell if the building is passing the building regulations and how well it will perform energy wise.
- The above is only one of the main reasons we use equipment from manufacturers with the best efficiencies and for a low carbon footprint.
- London plan specifies that all new buildings must 20% better than PartL, and therefore every new should comply.
The key to a good and reliable mechanical and electrical design is simplicity, using suitable materials and equipment and attention to detail.
London has a bold plan for reducing the carbon footprint of the buildings, and it can be found here.