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Gaining an EDGE: Engineering and building physics services
At EVORA we know from long experience there is a huge amount of unlocked potential in existing commercial buildings. But we see time and again how the realisation of that potential is so often obstructed by the long and complicated supply chains involved.
That’s why we set up EVORA EDGE, our engineering and building physics team which, in just over two years, has grown to a team of six with further expansion planned this year.
EVORA EDGE allows us to deliver an end-to-end service and provides a solution to the often negative impact that mechanical and electrical teams (M&E) can have on achieving successful sustainability policies.
Traditionally, fund managers will appoint asset managers, who appoint property managers, who appoint M&E consultants, who support the appointment and policing of M&E contractors. This is a long supply chain – from the technical specialists to the decision makers. Unfortunately, in many cases, translation of the technical expertise gets lost along the way.
In our experience, M&E consultants often simply respond to requests at an individual building level, without stopping to think, evaluate and advise on where and how long-term value can be also be added through the day-to-day running and management of a building and portfolio.
The addition of EVORA EDGE to our service seeks to change this. We believe we can better target cost-effectiveness, standardisation and open up opportunities to better support asset improvement in both the short and long-term.
We believe we can better target cost-effectiveness, standardisation and open up opportunities to better support asset improvement in both the short and long-term.
We like to think outside the box. Whilst we offer standard MEP services, we also believe M&E consultancy teams can offer greater value. We deliver all of the following:
- Procurement support for M&E contractors
- Development of M&E replacement plans
- Project management
- M&E consulting – the policing role
But we also aim to identify improvements that fit into asset management plans, support client sustainability initiatives and ultimately help protect and enhance asset value for the long-term.
Take a look at some of our case studies and see how the EDGE team might be able to help. For more information contact the EDGE team on 01743 341903 or email [email protected]
- Ambitious CO² reduction policy for UK local authority Guildford Borough Council
- Sophisticated building modelling reduces overall energy consumption at Broad Quay House
- PV systems achieve internal rates of return (IRR) in excess of 6% per building for Aberdeen Standard Investments
- Modelling software identifies cost-effective measures for energy efficient refurbishment at Regents House