We are currently hosting Sadaf Fatima (far right), from the Alexander Humboldt Foundation in Germany, during a month’s internship. Sadaf, a current German Chancellor Fellow 2014-2015, has recently spent several months’ at the Passivhaus Institute in Darmstadt, Germany and at a Passivhaus project on Tenerife, Spain. She is working with several members of staff from both GWP Project Services and GWP Architecture during her time in our Leeds office.

Sadaf’s studies have lead her to research ways of bringing Passivhaus to hot and humid climates in a cost effective way. She approached GWP to learn more about our experiences with the Building Research Establishment’s (BRE) Environmental Assessment Methodology (BREEAM) and our approach to sustainable design to allow her to compare this with her previous work on Passivhaus. GWP hope this collaboration will develop new areas of research for the practice and potentially lead to exciting future projects.

GWP Project Services have been at the forefront of BREEAM assessments for the last 10 years providing expert advice and consultation within the construction and design sector.