Environmental and Sustainability

At chapmanbdsp we integrate technical environmental principles into our creative engineering design. We believe the days of considering a sustainability department as a specialist service or an add-on have long passed.

Our environmental consultants are embedded into every delivery team across the business, creating a network of talented individuals who sit alongside the engineers to ensure passive and environmentally conscious design remain at the heart of each project from inception to delivery. We also have the agility to create project specific teams from across that network to tackle environmental design led projects, from architectural competitions to city-scale masterplans.

With varied backgrounds in architecture, environmental sciences and engineering, our consultants are well versed in navigating the constantly shifting landscape of planning and policy, utilising advanced building physics to shape buildings and neighbourhoods, achieving environmental certification to celebrate achievements and creating spaces that promote health and wellbeing.

First and foremost, we consider ourselves creative designers, tasked with finding solutions to protect ourselves from everything the changing climate can throw at us, whilst ensuring we tread as lightly as possible, minimising our impact on the planet.

For more information please contact Chris Cummings, our Technical Director for Environmental and Sustainability.  chris.cummings@chapmanbdsp.com

Environmental and Sustainability services

Concept Development and Verification

-Climate Analysis
-Sustainable Masterplanning
-Built Form and Massing Optimisation
-Passive Design Strategies
-Indoor Thermal Comfort and Natural Ventilation
-Outdoor Thermal Comfort
-Architectural Competition Support

Pre-Planning Services

-Energy Strategy and Sustainability Statement
-Daylight, Sunlight and Overshadowing
-Pedestrian Comfort Assessment
-Overheating and Façade Performance Optimisation

Certification, Compliance and In-Use

-Building Regulations Part L Compliance and EPC
-Embodied and Lifecycle Carbon Assessment
-WELL, BREEAM, LEED, Ska and EDGE Certification
-Operational Carbon Assessment
-Post Occupancy Evaluation


Integrated Design

Integrated Design

Collaborative design - everything from writing sustainability briefs and developing site layouts and massing onwards for buildings and masterplans through state-of-the-art simulation and analysis at each design stage right through to practical completion and on to post-occupancy evaluation.



Planning & Building Regulations Compliance – including liaising with planners and building control; Energy and Sustainability Statements; Part L Compliance and EPCs; Overheating Risk Assessment.



Design-stage and post-construction certification of projects under a wide variety of sustainability schemes: BREEAM, LCC, LCEA, CFSH, HQM, SKA, LEED, Greenstar, WELL, HQE and bespoke project-specific sustainability frameworks.