Some of the building materials that make up Etude. Case studies, articles and the occasional bit of news. We listen. We calculate. We communicate clearly. We care about what we do.

SAP Conversion Tool

Etude have developed an excel tool that converts SAP 10 results to design stage predictions which are similar to PHPP.

A section through two window frames, one double glazed and one triple glazed

Fair comparison of glazing whole life carbon

Triple glazing gives lower whole life carbon than double glazing. Here’s our analysis.

Thoughts and support for Extinction Rebellion

How XR can and should shape our work as building professionals. We support the urgency and focus of XR.

Proposing a renewable future for Bermuda

From consultation response to electricity grid analysis to crowd funding.

What a 1.5°C target means for UK buildings

Translating large scale carbon emission reduction targets into useful metrics for a local level.

Measuring site waste by material

Investigating the actual quantities of waste generated during construction.

Acoustics and Overheating risk

A Best Practice session with Anthony Clifton from Max Fordham to join up thinking on internal noise and overheating risk.

Good practice guide to insulation

A short version of the Good Practice guide to insulation written for the Passivhaus Trust. Get good practice guidance on installing insulation.

Planning our time with Lego

We use a physical project planner to organise our time with lego bricks, a lego calendar. It’s an idea we borrowed from Special Projects