Energy

Buro Happold’s energy team is committed to sustainability, providing robust engineering solutions to reducing energy demand and use in the built environment. 

Going beyond the conventional ‘mean, lean, green’ approach, we strive to develop efficient environmental solutions that include important issues such as productivity, well being and longevity in adapting climates. 

This is achieved through our close client relationships, desire to understand the end users of our buildings and appreciation of local resources and meteorological data.

We offer a vast range of services when dealing with energy in the built environment from individual occupation energy use analysis to city scale energy masterplans. Our team of specialist consultants are qualified in a range of environmental assessment tools such as BREEAM, LEED and Estidama.

Our energy work also covers community scale and city scale systems, as well as policy development, procurement and economic modelling. We offer end-to-end services from feasibility studies, business case development, procurement, detailed design and site supervision. Our team of utilities experts can also design the heating, electricity and cooling networks needed to distribute energy in the most efficient manner.

We have experts in a range of efficient, renewable and passive technologies, enabling us to influence both building design and policy developments. We also offer post occupancy evaluation and embodied energy analysis, which enables us to provide tailored energy reduction strategies based upon the actual building performance and intensity of materials.

Our portfolio of projects covers both new build and refurbishments at all scales.

King Khaled International Airport
Buro Happold

News

02/10/2013

Buro Happold is working alongside HOK architects and SADECO (the Saudi branch of NACO) to realise this ambitious development project for King Khaled International Airport which will see the amalgamation of Terminals 3 and 4 into...

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Alasdair Young presenting workshop
Buro Happold

Blog

05/02/2013

Our second event in the Energy Conversations series, Electric Blues

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Mei Ren - Sustainability Champion award
Buro Happold

News

31/03/2014

Buro Happold technical director, Mei Ren, has won the Sustainability Champion award at the NCE/ACE Consultants of the Year Awards 2014, announced at a prestigious ceremony held at Claridge's, London on Friday 21st Mar

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Marina Towers
Buro Happold

Event

19/03/2014

Chicago office director Matthew Herman will be speaking at the Chicago Committee on High Rise Buildings (CCHRB) Seminar on June 12 at the Harris Bank Auditorium in Chicago. Matthew, alongside Pranav Seth, project architect...

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Old clothes: where does it all go?
Happold Consulting

Blog

19/03/2014

Have you ever wondered what happens to the old clothes that you drop off at the local charity shop, or clothes recycling bins? Ever looked at a torn item of clothing and thought “that’s not going to be useful to anyone” a

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Happold Consulting

News

14/03/2014

On 20 March, the final conference of the BeMobility 2.0 project took place. The Innovation Centre for Mobility and Societal Change (InnoZ) was inviting sponsors and...

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Buro Happold

Blog

27/02/2014

At the Scottish Low Carbon Infrastructure Investment Conference there was a positive note from the investors side when discussing the funding opportunities available to projects. What appeared to be said is that, be

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Project

21/02/2014

The Harold E. and Marilyn J. Gassett Fitness and Recreation Center is a 38,063-sf glass-walled complex on the Salem State University campus in Salem, MA. The two-story building is an addition to the existing O’Keefe Hockey and...

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North Shore Community College
Buro Happold

Project

03/02/2014

The Allied Health Building at the North Shore Community College set a goal of maximizing energy efficiency and on-site renewable power generation to achieve a Net Zero Energy Building. Buro Happold was commissioned to use a...

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Radcliffe Quadrangle
Buro Happold

Project

03/02/2014

Buro Happold was commissioned to perform a feasibility study relating to the upgrade of the central plant and utility distributions systems of the Radcliffe Quadrangle, approximately 650,000 square feet of buildings located in...

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Middlebury College Squash Facility
Buro Happold

Project

30/01/2014

The Middlebury College Squash Facility is a 17,000-sf addition to the existing athletic complex. The new facility contains nine competition squash courts, replacing the five courts formerly housed in ‘the bubble’. There is a...

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Lindsey Malcolm
Buro Happold

Blog

21/01/2014

As a member of Buro Happold’s Sustainability and Physics team, I’ve spent over six years working as a professional engineer. During this time I’ve come to realise that I’m working in an industry full of challenges but al

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The New School
Buro Happold

Project

17/01/2014

The New School in New York City opened its newest building in January, the innovative University Center. Located at the intersection of 14th Street and Fifth Avenue in Manhattan, the University Center is a 16-story, 375,000-sf...

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Northwestern Mutual Building
Buro Happold

News

17/01/2014

As the new year got underway, so did construction of Northwestern Mutual’s new headquarters building. Referred to as the Campus Connection, the headquarters building is located in downtown Milwaukee. The existing Brown...

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Happold Consulting

News

09/01/2014

Last September an expert workshop exploring (electric vehicle) charging infrastructure was held at mobile solutions expert Innoz’s Plattform...

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PNC Tower
Buro Happold

Project

02/01/2014

The Tower at PNC Plaza is an 800,000-sf building that will incorporate ground-breaking technology and design strategies as it aspires to become the “greenest office tower in the world” and exceed the requirements of LEED...

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Communications and Intellectual Capital
Buro Happold

Blog

18/12/2013

In December 2013 the UK Government published its latest National Infrastructure Plan, and in response we're posting a series of blogs which highlight those aspects that caught our attention. In our third blog we look at wh

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Buro Happold

Blog

13/12/2013

Last week the UK Government published its latest National Infrastructure Plan and in response we're posting a series of blogs which highlight those aspects that...

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Y magazine - Issue two
Buro Happold

News

02/12/2013

What image do you conjure up in your mind if we say the word ‘engineer’ to you? Stereotypical responses cover anything from a backroom geek or hands-on practitioner, to dashing larger than life orchestrators of the great leaps...

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Happold Consulting

News

29/11/2013

This November Jochen Rabe and Thomas Kraubitz from Happold Consulting presented the regional development plan for Russia's Kama Tri-City region in Berezniki, to representatives of the federal and regional governments. The...

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Photograph of DALE © Taiyo Watanabe
Buro Happold

News

06/11/2013

There is a lot to be said for friendly competition, and few events say it more eloquently than the Solar Decathlon. Launched in 2002 by the U.S. Department of Energy, the biennial event challenges university teams “to design,...

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Henrietta Cooke
Buro Happold

Blog

25/09/2013

Making use of waste heat is a low carbon holy grail. On the surface it looks like a no brainer; waste implies it is both free (has no market value) and zero carbon (after a bit of mathematical acrobatics regarding the allocation...

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Construction Week's Power 50 logo
Buro Happold

News

22/08/2013

Buro Happold is delighted to have been featured in Construction Week’s Power 50 listing, as one of the Middle East's leading MEP consultants. You can read what the publication had to say below, or to find out more...

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Construction at sunset
Buro Happold

Blog

18/07/2013

The landscape is changing in the Middle East and not just the visible excavations, erections and refurbishments.  There is also a significant shift to incorporating green elements into design, to setting environmental...

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Bubbles
Buro Happold

Blog

05/07/2013

Folklore says that during an iPod design review Steve Jobs grew frustrated with his development team as they claimed they couldn’t make the prototype any smaller. So he dropped it into an aquarium. As bubbles emerged from the...

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TRACE City energy thumbnail
Happold Consulting

Project

19/06/2013

Consideration of the efficiency of energy use at the city-scale can present budget constrained cities with a significant opportunity to respond to their energy needs without sacrificing their development priorities. The World Bank’s Energy Sector Management and Assistance Programme recognised that for city authorities to successfully identify appropriate and feasible energy efficiency interventions, they need new and practical tools that inform the underpinning decision-making processes. Looking to catalyse more rapid understanding of city-scale energy use issues and appropriate responses, the World Bank commissioned Happold Consulting to develop a Tool for Rapid Assessment of City Energy (TRACE).

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SAT Our-Approach-Diag
Buro Happold

Blog

03/06/2013

Creating a capability statement for the Sustainability team hasn’t been as straightforward as we’d first thought....

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NYC Revit User Group
Buro Happold

News

20/05/2013

At the May NYC Revit User Group gathering Erleen Hatfield and Gustav Fagerström demonstrated current and recently completed work from our New York office, showing the specific benefits derived from the integration of technologies...

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Hawaii Preparatory Academy energy lab thumbnail
Buro Happold

Project

31/05/2011

The Hawaii Preparatory Academy Energy Laboratory is the third project in the world to receive “Living” status under the Living Building Challenge, showcasing a cost-effective passive design approach that facilitates...

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Salford University Thumbnail
Buro Happold

Project

26/05/2011

The University of Salford is committed to the Campus Plan 20-year vision that is contributing to the wider regeneration of the city of Salford. The plan aims to provide a sustainable, accessible place for students and staff to...

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Lynn University Masterplan Thumbnail
Buro Happold

Project

04/05/2011

Lynn University is one of the most ambitious universities in North America. Independent, co-educational and innovative, the mainly residential 3,500 students at Lynn benefit from one of the finest 21st century learning...

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Sector Leaders

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Alasdair Young

Associate Director


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Gavin Thompson

Partner


Regional Leaders

Europe

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Henrietta Cooke

Senior Consultant


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Steve Cowan

Associate


Middle East

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Robert Cooke

Associate


India

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Krishnendu Mukherjee

Group Director


Asia-Pacific

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David Littler

Director


North America

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Steven Baumgartner

Associate Principal