Two days ago we were at Harrods, Brompton Road, Knightsbridge, London. ESA engineering was invited for a presentation to the Harrods Project Management Department about the new requests and opportunities in MEP (Mechanical Electrical and Plumbing) design in retail buildings.
We talked about the ideas of Comfort, Wellbeing and Sustainability, strongly linked to natural and technological systems. We spoke about historic urban evolution, new requirements, new expectations and opportunities, design standardisation and the replacement of non-renewable fossil resources.
The annual energy consumption in retail buildings is steadily growing. How can we improve energy performances and cut down carbon emissions?
We can find solutions in: NZEB buildings (Near Zero Energy buildings), advanced tools to simulate building behaviours, new technological features and advanced 3D modelling to verify the validity of each single choice. Finally, we showed that buildings and technical plants are strongly linked and not separated entities.
The best project, in fact, is sustainable not just in its parts but as a whole.