Bill Dunster Architects asked ech2o to be the services consultant on the refurbishment of a large four-storey house in North London that resulted in an 85% reduction in its overall carbon footprint. By working closely with the contractor, ech2o ensured
Reduced the carbon emissions from a detached house in Leicester by 50% by a combination of upgrading the existing insulation, specifying an A-rated condensing boiler and efficient controls, installing solar thermal and a 1 kW peak photovoltaic array.
ech2o are one of the core consultants for GreenSpec Consult, working in collaboration with other environmental experts across all disciplines to achieve the highest possible sustainability standards across the built environment.
Carried out a water audit for Greenpeace HQ showing that replacing the existing 7.5 litre flush WCs with 4/2.5 litre dual flush would save 420m3of water and 208 kg of CO2 a year. We also designed a rainwater harvesting system
Worked with the Dublin Institute of Technology, providing technical support on two prototype rainwater harvesting schemes in the Republic of Ireland, one for new housing estates and one for existing farm buildings for agricultural use.
Implemented a sustainable water strategy for Lambeth Council on Boatemah Walk, part of the Angell Town redevelopment project. Worked closely with Anne Thorne architects and Mendick Waring engineers as design consultant for the rainwater harvesting system for this block of
Acted as a consultant on “Is Coke in trouble?”. Directed by Sapna Bhatia, this short documentary asked: “Is Coca-Cola stealing water from Indian communities? A look at why local people are speaking out, and what those at the top have
ech2o worked in partnership with Cambridge City Council’s sustainability unit to advise on the best way to make the new housing developments on the City’s southern fringe meet the Council’s requirement for SUDS and water efficiency. In the absence of
PTEa and Galliford Try developers commissioned ech2o to carry out a feasibility study for greywater recycling in a refurbishment project for 136 flats in North London to meet the planning requirement to ensure water conservation. In a comprehensive report we
ech2o carried out a feasibility study for a brownfield site development of 10 flats to detail the options the developers had to meet the required Merton Rule of “10% of predicted energy requirements to come from on-site renewables”. The flats