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We are Moving to Larger Offices

Posted on August 8th 2014

We continue our expansion with a move to new offices in Harrow, enabling us to further enhance our client services.

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Zero Carbon Debate Continues

Posted on August 8th 2014

Debate on Zero Carbon continues with recent Government announcement Local authorities have been allowed to continue to set their own energy targets up until the start of the operation of Zero Carbon standards expected in 2016, in an under-reported announcement from the Government this month [1] . Originally, the Government had expressed a desire to curb the ability of local …

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BREEAM UK Refurbishment and Fit-Out 2014 Published for Comment

Posted on August 8th 2014

A long-awaited draft version of BREEAM Refurbishment and Fit-Out has been published by BRE for comment A draft version of the BREEAM UK Refurbishment and Fit-Out 2014 manual has been published for comment and feedback. This will replace the use of BREEAM 2008 or 2011 for refurbishment assessments. The new scheme will ensure that credits targeted and the specified improvements …

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The Benefits of Waste Water Heat Recovery Systems

Posted on August 8th 2014

In-use evidence suggests that waste water heat recovery systems could significantly reduce the energy required for hot water usage in dwellings. At a cost of around £500-£1000 per unit, the systems represent a cost-effective way to achieve both a SAP and real-world benefit. In the correct scenario the addition of the system could result in a 6-8% improvement in CO2

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Project Success at the Royal Arsenal

Posted on August 8th 2014

BREEAM Domestic Refurbishment ‘Excellent’ rating successfully achieved at a Listed Building for Royal Arsenal Riverside for Berkeley Homes We were appointed by Berkeley Homes to provide advice and guidance to improve the sustainability of Building 10, while assessing it under BREEAM Domestic Refurbishment. Building 10, the Former New Carriage Store is a Grade II Listed building being converted into residential …

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