Energy efficiency top 3 essentials.

Energy efficiency top 3 essentials.

by Steph Marshall | on Nov 11, 2013 | No Comments

While the energy of the Universe is consistent, we always lose some when we are converting one source to another. We still have to pay for this energy, both financially and ecologically, even though it is effectively being wasted. The traditional light bulb is a good example of how energy can easily be wasted. When […]

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Four Steps to Soft Landings

by Steph Marshall | on Sep 23, 2013 | No Comments

Traditionally once building works have been completed, the Design Team and Contractors move on to new projects, generally leaving the Client and their FM Team to get on with operating the building.  Thanks to some industry collaboration, it is likely that client requirements could continue to be met long after a project is completed. BSRIA […]

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Good News for Green Landlords!

by Steph Marshall | on Apr 19, 2013 | No Comments

A new study entitled: ‘Emerging Trends in the European Real Estate’, has just proclaimed that if you own and rent a property that has suitably sustainable credentials, prospective tenants will view your offer more favourably than a non-sustainable equivalent. The study, carried out by the Urban Land Institute and PriceWaterhouseCoopers, claims that landlords who are […]

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The Green Deal Update

by Steph Marshall | on Mar 18, 2013 | No Comments

The chance to increase your building’s energy-efficiency with no up-front cost to yourself, whilst helping to boost the UK economy – sounds too good to be true! This is what the Government’s hoping to achieve by implementing the Green Deal.  However, as well over half of the British public haven’t heard of the scheme and […]

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CRC Update

by Steph Marshall | on Mar 18, 2013 | No Comments

After concerns were raised by organisations participating in the Government’s CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme, it’s been announced that changes are to be implemented to simplify the rules and reduce complicated admin by up to 55%. This is great news for stakeholders and will no doubt encourage businesses and corporations to get involved in a cost-efficient […]

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Is there a misplaced faith in biomass?

by Steph Marshall | on Mar 18, 2013 | 3 Comments

Planning authorities and environmental rating schemes have tended to favour the installation of biomass boilers as a sustainable means of providing heat to our buildings.  However, do building owners have all the facts? Read more… The installation of biomass boilers had been hailed as the answer to sustainable and low-carbon producing energy but it’s worth […]

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