The challenge of a generation, but we can get there together.

Innovative and informed building design consultancy

The challenge of addressing climate change is the most pressing of our time, and at QODA we are placing net zero carbon at the centre of our designs.

Buildings are complex, a set of inter-relating systems and components, more like a biological organism than a set of parts. Our building physics and building services teams work together with design partners to reduce complexity and make use of natural energy flows to help regulate buildings, designing out waste and inefficiency.

Our aim is for building users and occupants that are genuinely delighted with their created spaces with zero impact on the natural environment. All human activity should be circular in nature and buildings are a key part of that. We work to ensure that both embodied and operational carbon emissions are zero, or as close to it as is feasible for our clients and their buildings, sites, and campuses.

At QODA we think there is no more important task than the creation of amazing human spaces which, rather than degrading it, contribute positively to their wider natural and human environment.

THINKING ABOUT...

Biographies

Rick Wheal

Rick is a Sustainability Consultant and Chartered Engineer specialising in renewable energy technologies, highly sustainable design, and research. He has experience of leading multi-disciplinary design teams and master-planning on a variety of projects across multiple sectors including Heritage, Education, Community, Commercial, and Retail. He is committed to the concept of a whole-building approach to design and endorses the close coordination of all disciplines in the design team to deliver fully integrated solutions to the client.

Rick has been a contributor to over 40 articles for various journals including the United National Environment Programme (UNEP) ‘Green Economy’ report and "Photovoltaics (PV) in Social Housing" International Journal of Ambient Energy.

Sarah Price

As an Technical Director Sarah has over a decade of experience in the construction industry and specialises in Passivhaus, sustainability, low energy buildings, and retrofit. Sarah has worked on over 90 certified Passivhaus dwellings across the country including the first Passivhaus leisure centre, and the construction stage of the largest Passivhaus development in the UK. She has worked with Decarbonsiation Fund projects, and with many clients helping them meet their climate emergency targets, and delivering a route to zero carbon.

She is a an AECB expert advisor, and AECB Carbonlite Retrofit Assessor, and a member of the Retrofit Steering Task Group set up after the Each Home Counts review. Sarah also has a RICS Certificate in Construction Project Management and is BSRIA Soft Landings Framework Trained.

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 Trust’s Technical Guidance on Airtightness (2020) and the technical author for the retrofit standard (2020).

Andrew Fisher

Andrew has over 15 years’ experience working with national Contractors and Architects on numerous large-scale developments providing strategic sustainability and energy consultancy. He adopts a hands-on approach, supporting projects from conception, through construction to occupation. This includes working with suppliers, contractors, clients, and manufacturers to develop products and processes to achieve whole scheme solutions. Andrew also delivers formal training on both the Passivhaus Certified Tradesperson and Certified Designer courses.

Alex Honey

Alex has over twenty years’ experience and has been involved with numerous Passivhaus projects either as Passivhaus Designer, Clerk of Works, Air Pressure Tester or MVHR commissioner. Alex has also assisted in training approximately 50% of the UK’s Certified Passivhaus Tradespersons and wrote a City & Guild 30hr module on Low Energy Building Principles.