Support for Design for Performance Accelerates with Addition of chapmanbdsp, Mecserve and Pick Everard as Delivery Partners


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The Better Buildings Partnership is excited to announce the addition of three new Delivery Partners to the Design for Performance (DfP) scheme. These partners are committed to delivering buildings that are in line with Design for Performance standards, which are currently being piloted by ten property owners. The latest firms to join on as DfP Delivery Partners are chapmanbdsp, Mecserve and Pick Everard, bringing the total up to 20. 

Chapmanbsdp is an independent design consultancy, specialising in building services engineering and environmental design. It has delivered world-class projects across a range of sectors for nearly 50 years, making the built environment more efficient and sustainable. The company recently launched its Environmental Impact Charter, setting out its sustainability, social value and wellbeing commitments. The company is also a signatory of the Construction Declares initiative. It regularly contributes to legislative consultations—most recently to changes to Part L of the Building Regulations—and hosts events on many industry issues, including fuel poverty.

Mecserve is an engineering design consultancy with more than 45 years of experience, specialising in building services, facilities management, energy and sustainability design, which serves to provide a complete design cycle for the MEP selection, installation and operations. Mecserve provides bespoke advice to clients, professional team members and contracting organisations. The company’s ethos is focused on understanding the customer’s key business directives, culture and aspirations before evaluating and offering project solutions. 

Pick Everard is an independent property, construction and infrastructure consultancy. Pick Everard employs more than 550 staff across its 13 UK offices, providing a range of project, cost and design consultancy services.  Earlier this year, Pick Everard became the first UK firm to sign all categories of the Construction Declares Climate and Biodiversity Emergency, an international declaration aiming to unite all strands of the built environment, committing property and construction firms to take positive action in response to the climate and biodiversity crisis.


Chris Botten, Programme Manager, Better Buildings Partnership: 

“The continued expansion of the DfP network with chpmanbdsp, Pick Everard & Mecserve highlights the growing support for DfP and desire from the MEP community to play a leading role in upskilling and supporting their clients. Their participation will help to ensure that the real estate sector is has the skill set to close the ‘performance gap’ and deliver buildings that perform.” 

Ian Duncombe, chapmanbdsp Board Director:

“chapmanbdsp is delighted to become a Pioneer Delivery Partner for Design for Performance initiative, one of the most exciting initiatives in our field in recent years. DfP is closely aligned with our design philosophy and embedded in the commitments set out in our Environmental Impact Charter. We look forward to advocating Design for Performance with our clients and working with Better Buildings Partnership and our fellow Delivery Partners to bring about significant improvements in the operational energy performance of buildings.”

Colin Preston, Mecserve Managing Director:

“Mecserve understands the importance of delivering innovative solutions coupled with strong robust practical engineering advice all while ensuring that the associated outputs are viable, measurable and can be successfully delivered. From our experience, by getting the building correctly commissioned it allows the post occupancy running and monitoring of the building to become that more successful and energy efficient.”

Dr. Jose Hernandez, Director of Sustainability and Energy at Pick Everard:

“We are absolutely delighted to have become a Pioneer Delivery Partner for the Design for Performance initiative, which we believe it is needed in our industry and also aligns with our ethos and our Business Plan. It further demonstrates our commitment to mitigating the impact of climate change by designing and modelling buildings that are sustainable in operation and throughout their lifecycle.”