News from the LEDA Engineering Practice.

Heatwave? Get a Passive House and stay cool!

By Richard Spencer Passive House Consultant   A well-designed Passive House in the UK climate not only requires little heat to stay warm in the cold weather but should also stay cool in the summer with no cooling energy input (in other words no air conditioning required). Although not a piece of authoritative research, here’s […]

For the love of BIM.

By Stuart Boneham Project Engineer   The benefits of BIM have been well publicised within the construction design industry, but these benefits in terms of whole project use need to be understood by those outside of the design element of the industry. The more we champion the process, the more clients will buy in and […]

Abbey Mills – The Possibility of a Sustainable Community Development

Abbey Mills Lower Block (photo credit KVDT):   Recently LEDA had the pleasure of working with the Kirkstall Valley Development Trust (KVDT), producing a feasibility study for the gorgeous Abbey Mills buildings in Kirkstall, North-West Leeds. The Mills are a mix of grade II buildings dating back to the 19th century, currently owned by the […]

LEDA wins awards for Small Consultancy of the Year and Project of the Year 2017

We are delighted to announce that Leeds Environmental Design Associates (LEDA) scooped two prizes at the 2017 Chartered Institution of Building Service Engineers (CIBSE) Yorkshire Awards. 400 people attended the black tie event on 10th November at the Royal Armouries in Leeds where we picked up the accolades for Small Consultancy of the Year and […]

Building Services Engineer Job Vacancy

Building Services Engineer Join our team who are passionate about creating the very best for clients with an environmental sustainable ethos underlying everything we do. Leeds Environmental Design Associates (LEDA) are a small team of designers dedicated to creating great sustainable buildings that respect the environment and are a joy to use. We are a […]

International SEEDS Conference 2017

Matthew Hill recently presented a paper at “International Sustainable Ecological Engineering Design for Society (SEEDS) Conference 2017” at Leeds Becket University. The event Sponsored by CITU, with whom LEDA have had the pleasure of working alongside on various projects,  brought together experts from around the world, to focus on the changes that are taking place […]

CIBSE Yorkshire Awards Shortlist!

LEDA are excited to announce that they have been shortlisted in the CIBSE Yorkshire Region Awards 2017 for the CIBSE Yorkshire Region Commercial and Industrial Project of Year,  with Little Kelham, and CIBSE Yorkshire Region Small Consultancy of the Year!. Little Kelham a housing development in Sheffield that’s been built using sustainable materials and low-carbon specifications. It brings 150 […]

Investors in the Environment Awards 2017

LEDA attended the Yorkshire and Humber region of Investors in the Environment Awards 2017 at The White Cloth gallery, Leeds on Weds 14th June 2017. Opened by an Interesting talk by Mike Berners -Lee off the back of his book – ‘How bad are bananas?, where he explores the carbon footprint and toe prints of […]

Graduate Building Services Engineer Recruitment

LEDA are seeking to recruit a Graduate Building Services Engineer to join our multi-disciplinary team of engineers, designers and architects. LEDA are a multi-disciplinary worker’s co-operative of building services engineers, energy consultants, and architects, delivering integrated design solutions in tandem with specialist advice, feasibility strategies and low carbon consultancy. Our small team of designers is […]


What a fabulous evening had by all on Friday 18th at the Royal Armouries in Leeds for the CIBSE Yorkshire Awards 2016 Our project The Keyes Building, the King’s School, Worcester,  won the Yorkshire Region Project of Outstanding Performance 2016 and also received shortlisted awards for : Yorkshire Region – Project of the Year Sports […]