Sustainable architecture consultants - Beisnet
Member of SAA - i
Our office is member of SAAI ( www.saa-i.com ) since Mr Leonidas Beis is one of the cofounders of this firm. Mr. Leonidas Beis and Mrs Mania Ampatzi are in charge of the SAA – Hellas.
Sustainable Architecture Advisors International - SAAI is an international sustainable environmental consultancy firm with offices in U.K., Greece, Mexico, Costa Rica, Thailand, China, Spain and Australia, focused on sustainable architectural design research.
The consultants of sustainable environmental design(Beis & Associates) comprise of architectsengineers-civil engineersand mechanical engineerswith postgraduatestudiesin the fieldof bioclimaticdesign.
They are addressed toarchitectural-design offices, civil and mechanicalengineers in order to integratebioclimaticprinciples to the design of newbuildings andthe renovationof existing buildingsin order tooptimizetheir energybehavior.
Sustainable Architecture Advisors services
- Climate analysis
- Thermal comfort zone
- Shadow and lighting analysis
- Passive strategies testing
- Building thermal analysis
- Indoor thermal and visual comfort
- Energy consumption prediction
- Energy Certificates (such as BREEAM, LEED etc.)
- Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD analysis)
- Post Occupancy Evaluation (POE)
The process of Sustainable Design
The proper procedure for (bioclimatic) design of building must begins first by setting the building program and the needs of building users and then (micro) climate analysis should be studied and thermal comfort zones have to be set. Those two have to be correlated. The exploration of the building form in relation to several factors such as aesthetic, functional, orientation, integration with the architecture of the region, etc. is following. The new design of the architectural form has be studied in terms of the orientation and by having a proper shadowing analysis and lighting analysis the correct choice of shading and materials has to be done. When all the previous stages have successfully be completed in terms of reducing the energy demand, technology comes to help by studying and using intelligent heating and cooling systems with high efficiency and controls. Finally, aiming at buildings with zero carbon emission, the integration of renewable energy can be studied.
LEED is driving the green building industry (http://www.usgbc.org/leed)
LEED, or Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design, is transforming the way we think about how our buildings and communities are designed, constructed, maintained and operated across the globe. Comprehensive and flexible, LEED is a green building tool that addresses the entire building lifecycle recognizing best-in-class building strategies.
At its core, LEED is a program that provides third-party verification of green buildings. Building projects satisfy prerequisites and earn points to achieve different levels of certification. Prerequisites and credits differ for each rating system, and teams choose the best fit for the project. (http://www.usgbc.org/leed)
Architect Engineer, NTUA
MSc in Sustainable Environmental Design AA
Architectural Association School of Architecture