ECD were heavily involved in the creation of BREEAM back in 1980s and continue to offer a full range of BREEAM services with our in-house consultants. Our current projects include Industrial; Education and Bespoke projects for a wide range of commercial and public sector clients. For any BREEAM queries please speak to James Traynor.


ECD are founder members of the Passivhaus Trust and have several in-house Certified Passivhaus Designers. We currently have a number of Passivhaus projects in Residential, Education and refurbishment sectors. Notably we are delivering the first large-scale housing scheme in the UK to achieve the EnerPHit standard for refurbishment as part of the EuroPHit programme: ‘Step by step to EnerPHit’. For any Passivhaus queries please speak to Loreana Padron.

Retrofit Coordination

ECD employ 10 Retrofit Coordinators accredited by CoRE (Centre for Refurbishment Excellence) and provide bespoke consultancy support to a number of clients. This includes pre-retrofit assessments for clients and contractor support to ensure site quality checks are maintained. We are currently delivering the ‘Smarthomes’ project for 6 boroughs across North London, providing independent advice to homeowners. For Retrofit Coordinator queries please speak to Dan Jenkins.

Post Occupancy & Building Performance Evaluations

Post-occupancy evaluations are key to addressing the ‘Performance Gap’ in the UK building industry and are enshrined in the new RIBA Stage 7. ECD were heavily involved in the seminal PROBE analysis projects of the late 1990s which informed CIBSE benchmarks for building performance and continue to offer BPE & POE services led by Carolyn Behar. Recent projects include the TSB funded BPE project for Castle Hill Primary School and Bloom Court Care Home. For any POE/ BPE queries please speak to James Traynor.

Energy Assessments

Given the recent introduction of ESOS and mandatory reporting for larger organisations ECD are providing bespoke energy assessments for clients with a diverse portfolio. These include retail, University and Local Authority clients. For any Energy Assessments please speak to Alistair Cameron.