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Acoustic Considerations in Ventilation Strategies

Posted on July 17th 2018

When designing a building in a noisy environment the answer is often to design the building with windows closed and mechanical ventilation. However, perversely noise can be created from the ventilation systems if not designed appropriately. To ensure the ventilation system does not create unwanted noise levels the system should be designed to ensure the fans are the correct size …

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How we think the Heat Network CoP could be Improved

Posted on July 17th 2018

The “Heat Networks Code of Practice” for the UK, a guide produced by Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers in association with the Association for Decentralised Energy, has been, since its publishing in June 2015, the go-to document for consultants when advising clients on all things District Heating. The guide does a terrific job in raising issues and considerations that …

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How to get Higher Feed-in-Tariff Rates

Posted on July 17th 2018

To obtain the higher “Feed-in-Tariff” (FiT) rate for a renewable or low-carbon technology, a new dwelling needs to achieve an EPC rating of D or above which is issued before the commissioning date of the installation (the pre-EPC”). This “pre-EPC” does not include the expected PV and should be produced when the dwellings are nearing completion. Ideally the air permeability …

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BREEAM Achieved at new Mini & BMW Showroom in Royal Arsenal

Posted on July 17th 2018

We are pleased to announce that a BREEAM Refurbishment and Fit Out rating of ‘Very Good’ has successfully been achieved for Stephen James Group at Royal Arsenal Riverside. We were appointed to undertake a BREEAM fit out assessment for Stephen James Group, a BMW and MINI car dealership to satisfy requirements set by Berkeley Group. The unit is located within …

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