Welcome to our new starters!
24 June 2022
A warm welcome to our new starters Toman Goodman who has joined our Bristol office and Hugo Courtney who has joined our London office. Tomas studied Electrical Engineering and Renewable Energy Systems at University of Nottingham and has joined as a Graduate Electrical Engineer. Hugo has joined as a Mechanical Engineer and has a MSc in Mechanical Engineering where he covered a wide range of topics including thermodynamics and material composition.
Solid Floor Insulation Guide
23 June 2022
Our Technical Director Dr Sarah Price has worked with James Livingstone to author the Solid Floor Insulation - Guide to Best Practice. The aim of the guide is to provide clear reference for designers, surveyors, and installers considering the suitability of solid floors to receive internal thermal upgrades. The guide, published by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), follows on from the BEIS Room in the Roof Insulation Guide, and BEIS Retrofit Internal Wall Insulation Guide, authored by the same team....
21 June 2022
A huge congratulations to Daniel Harrison who’s application for CIBSE Membership and CEng registration has been successful. Daniel joined QODA as a graduate engineer and through his hard work and dedication to achieve excellent results for his clients and projects has become a senior engineer. He has worked on many of our award winning and landmark projects, creating great client relationships, and providing best practise standards and training to his colleagues here at QODA. This is a well deserved and very fitting reward for his efforts.
RICS Heritage Award Winner
19 May 2022
We’re delighted to hear the Cliveden Conservatory Café has won the RICS Award in the South East Heritage Category. QODA provided the MEP services design for the Grade I listed building. The project faced many challenges due to the Listed status of the building and overheating. QODA produced a thermal comfort assessment, introduced automatic opening roof lights, external louvres, active cooling, and a one beam smoke detector to suit the building. Judges’ comments - The project was notable for the team leader role, who is the youngest female building surveyor at the National Tr...
17 May 2022
A huge thank you to the Church Commissioners for the appointment to act as their sustainability technical advisor to support the working group and for inviting QODA to hear the announcement made at the National Cathedrals Conference today. The Church Commissioners announced that a £190 million fund is to be made available to achieve their aim of net zero carbon by 2030. This will be made available through the Church Commissioners Distribution Framework.
5 May 2022
QODA were delighted to sponsor The Cargonauts at the IET First 'Lego' League World Championships Final which introduces science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) to children ages 4-16 through fun, exciting, hands-on learning. The team from Heywood Prep, part of Wishford Schools, came first in the South West Championships in January and second (out of 2,400 teams nationally) at the UK finals. They were commended for their performance and adoption of the First Lego League's 'core values': Discovery, Impact, Teamwork, Innovation, Inclusion, and Fun. The Cargonauts represented En...
Welcome to our new starters!
26 April 2022
A huge welcome to our new starters Rhys Arnold and Jake Thompson, who have joined our Oxford office, and Ankit Patel who has joined our London office. Rhys works closely with clients to provide the best possible outcomes for end users and is also keen to mentor graduate engineers, sharing key skills and expertise to help them progress. Jake works with internal and external design teams to maximise efficiencies and to ensure the best possible solutions are offered to clients. Ankit actively supports and promotes continuous improvement by working closely with his team members,...
Design Excellence Award
14 April 2022
We are delighted that The Hide has received the Design Excellence Award at the annual Berkhamsted Citizens’ Association Environment Awards. QODA were appointed as M&E Consultants for full MEP and sustainability design duties for the private residence located in an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. A dedicated chimney was designed to provide combustion air and exhaust the products of combustion. The Hide was commended for its originality & innovative design that compliments the surrounding vernacular. Thanks to HollandGreen for sharing this great news! Images: Lucy W...
5 April 2022
A huge congratulations to Dushyant Karnik who has passed his AECB CarbonLite Retrofit training course, which enables him to certify robust, low energy building retrofit projects. Dushyant is part of the wider building physics team at QODA and is a Certified Passivhaus Designer. He has a special interest in low energy building design and construction innovation, with experience across multiple sectors within the UK and India.
31 March 2022
After nearly 18 months since we started our nine-day fortnight / flexible working scheme, we reflect on how it’s working, why it was implemented in the first place, and what our staff have to say. Firstly, what is the Nine-Day Fortnight? In November 2020, QODA introduced a nine-day fortnight working pattern for anyone who wished to sign up for it. In essence, the nine-day fortnight means each staff member works one full week, followed by one 4-day week with their working hours condensed into these days. Staff members are given the choice of which day off best suits their circ...
25 February 2022
A huge congratulations to Kostas Megagiannis who has passed his AECB CarbonLite Retrofit training course, which enables him to certify robust, low energy building retrofit projects. Kostas is part of the wider building physics team at QODA and has a master’s degree in Civil Engineering, a master’s degree in Sustainable Architecture, and he is a Certified Passivhaus Consultant.
Welcome to our new team members!
4 February 2022
A warm welcome to our new starters Steven Coulsting, Dessy Kushelieva, Rob Stubbings, Jessica Kaqorri, and Elliot Kelly. As part of the move from Enhabit they have joined our QODA Net Zero team. As a Senior Building Physics Consultant, Steven works closely with architects and clients advising on strategic and detailed design matters such as heat loss, moisture risk, and airtightness in the context of new build and retrofit projects. He works with both mainstream Passivhaus design as well as its application more broadly across the built environment, to deliver comfortable and healt...
Welcome to our new team members!
28 January 2022
A warm welcome to our new starters Kevin Shelley, Elena Andreou, Tim Wilcockson, Nuria Fernandez Lopez, and Konstantinos Megagianni. Kevin joins us as an Associate in the Oxford office with over 30 years’ experience in the industry and has worked on a diverse range of projects in the UK, Europe and Middle East. Having worked at all levels and stages of construction projects, Kevin fully understands the activities associated with complex building services and infrastructure installations. As part of the move from Enhabit, Elena, Tim, Nuria, and Kostantinos, have joined our QOD...
Room in the Roof Insulation Guide
21 January 2022
Our Technical Director Dr Sarah Price has worked with James Livingstone to create the Room in the Roof Insulation Guide, published this month by Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS). She managed the industry representative steering group liaison and edited the guide in collaboration with James. Sarah and the team previously authored the BEIS Retrofit Internal Wall Insulation Guide. The Solid Floor Insulation Guide is the next part of this series and will be released in the next few months....
Welcome to our new Net Zero team members!
18 January 2022
As part of the move from Enhabit, we are delighted to welcome Dr Sarah Price, Alex Honey, and Andrew Fisher to our QODA Net Zero team. See below for a bit more about each of them, their experience, and expertise. Sarah has over a decade of experience in the construction industry and specialises in Passivhaus, sustainability, low energy buildings, and retrofit. Sarah is the technical author for PAS 2035:2019 and PAS 2030 retrofit standard amendments (2021), and the lead technical author for the BEIS Retrofit IWI guide, published (2021). She was the co-author for the Passivhaus Trus...
Strengthening QODA’s Net Zero team
10 January 2022
Building Physics boost for QODA QODA’s Net Zero team is delighted to welcome Elena Andreou, Steven Coulsting, Alex Honey, Andrew Fisher, Jessica Kaqorri, Elliot Kelly, Desislava Kushilieva, Nuria Lopez, Dr Sarah Price, Kostas Megagiannis, Rob Stubbings and Tim Wilcockson to the team. The twelve new staff have all made the move from the Building Physics team of Enhabit, a sister company within the Efficient Building Solutions group. The Enhabit Building Physics team bring with them extensive expertise in radical retrofits, WUFI hygrothermal modelling, Passivhaus design and PHP...