The TM54 assessment is a vital tool for architects, designers, and building professionals involved in designing sustainable and energy-efficient buildings. Its purpose is to evaluate the operational energy performance of a building during its use phase, ensuring that it operates efficiently and sustainably.
Key aspects of TM54 include a focus on optimising energy efficiency through design choices, the use of building simulation software for energy predictions, benchmarking against industry standards and sustainability certifications, and accounting for local climate conditions in design decisions. Integrating renewable energy sources and considering occupant comfort are also essential components.
The assessment promotes the documentation of design decisions, energy calculations, and modelling by encouraging continuous improvement in design choices to enhance energy performance and sustainability. For over 15 years, we have providing expertise in energy-efficient building design, helping our clients create greener, more sustainable buildings.
TM54 assessments help optimise a building's energy performance from the outset, resulting in reduced energy consumption and lower operating costs over the building's lifetime.
By emphasising energy-efficient design choices, TM54 contributes to the overall sustainability of a building, reducing its environmental impact and carbon footprint.
Improved energy efficiency leads to lower utility bills for building owners and occupants, translating into significant long-term cost savings.
Meeting the requirements of TM54 and other relevant energy efficiency standards or certifications can help ensure compliance with local building codes and regulations.
Effective design strategies recommended by TM54 can enhance occupant comfort by providing stable indoor temperatures and reducing the need for heating or cooling adjustments.
TM54 encourages the integration of renewable energy sources, which can further reduce reliance on non-renewable energy and support clean energy goals.
TM54 assessments provide valuable information and insights that can be used as an educational tool for designers, architects, and construction professionals to improve their knowledge and skills in sustainable design.
TM54 assessments promote a long-term perspective on building performance, helping owners and operators plan for maintenance, upgrades, and energy management strategies.Sustainable design
TM54 assessments promote a long-term perspective on building performance, helping owners and operators plan for maintenance, upgrades, and energy management strategies.Cost Savings
TM54 assessments promote a long-term perspective on building performance, helping owners and operators plan for maintenance, upgrades, and energy management strategies.Compliance
We collect project information, define energy performance objectives, and conduct a climate analysis. Then we use this data to create an energy model, calculate baseline energy use, and explore design iterations.
We benchmark the design against relevant standards, integrate renewable energy options, and optimise design choices. We document the entire process to generate a comprehensive report summarising findings.
If necessary, we collaborate with the project team to implement recommended design changes. After construction, we can monitor actual energy use to enhance energy performance continuously for future projects.