Another expertly coordinated passivhaus event, the variety of speakers and depth of information shared certainly made it worth travelling up from Exeter at 6 a.m. in the morning!
— Emma Osmundsen, Housing Development Manager, Exeter City Council

In addition to our core architectural services, gcp Consulting provide an integrated consultancy for Sustainability, Energy, Design Quality and Health & Safety.

Providing this expertise in-house means that gcp can offer our clients a complete service; proactively providing solutions to meet the requirements of Planning, Building Regulations and funding bodies.

We have been developing our knowledge and expertise in sustainable design for over ten years to help satisfy the growing need for environmental and energy assessments required by the affordable housing sector. We have continuously developed new skills in response to client demand across various sectors.

We can act as Principle Designer under CDM 2015 and were proud to be the first architects in the West of England region to provide design services to PassivHaus standard.

Our qualifications; in Environmental Design of Buildings, Energy Calculations, PassivHaus, Thermal Bridging, Code for Sustainable Homes and BREEAM enable us to advise our clients in an informed and pragmatic way.

Our proactive approach has been used to advise clients on a wide range of sustainability issues. We have provided analysis of renewable technologies for cost effectiveness, ease of use and management; Energy studies to propose alternative solutions to Local Planning requirements for Carbon Reduction; Dynamic thermal modelling to inform services design and construction studies.

An important part of our approach has been to support our clients and development partners in developing their ideas and understanding of low energy design. We have provided in-house training for development teams, contractor partners and construction teams on site, as well as sharing the ideas of PassivHaus and low energy design to community groups that influence development policy in local areas.