King Shaw Associates is a UK based practice specialising in low carbon, sustainable design for buildings, providing a high level of expertise across a wide spectrum of engineering disciplines. Our engineering design solutions are developed uniquely for each project of any size rather than an off the peg engineering solution. What distinguishes KSA in delivering Passivhaus projects, as an energy and occupant comfort standard, is the use of thermal modelling for predicting any issues during the design stage (ie. overheating, condensation, thermal comfort). Various design and construction alternatives (U-values calculation, solar control methods, passive design strategies and others) are then provided.
Kirsty Maguire leads an award winning eco architecture practice, delivering high performance, beautiful and practical buildings which are low cost to run, energy efficient, elegant and inspiring. The passivhaus standard forms an integral part of this. Kirsty Maguire Architect Ltd also provides training in this sector for students and professionals. Projects are run across Scotland and internationally with clients ranging from private individuals to large organisations such as the United Nations. With 15 years experience in the sector, KMA brings together experience and innovation in design and construction. The practice also works collaboratively with other industry leading specialists.