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A BREEAM Accredited Professional Adds Value

Posted on May 27th 2013

BREEAM Accredited Professional is a qualification provided, certified and accredited by the BRE. Involving a BREEAM Accredited Professional in your projects ensure that there is a qualified member of the project team who has specialist skills in sustainability and environmental design combined with a high level of competence in the BREEAM assessment process. Our proactive involvement early in the design …

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Fabric Efficiency First?

Posted on May 20th 2013

There is a recent trend in planning policy to emphasise energy demand reduction ahead of more costly low carbon energy supply options. In 2009 the zero carbon hub consulted on a new parameter to encourage more consideration of the Fabric Energy Efficiency (‘FEE’) of a home’s construction. The FEE credit was introduced into the Code for Sustainable Homes in 2010 …

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Cutting energy, carbon dioxide and costs during construction

Posted on May 13th 2013

For most construction sites, there is significant potential for improving resource efficiency and reducing carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions. We are keen to assist our clients to make these improvements and gain cost savings during the construction process. Gathering reliable data is crucial in setting out an effective CO2 emissions reduction strategy. New fuel management systems are revolutionising this process. Smart …

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Ventilating dwellings in noise exposed areas

Posted on May 6th 2013

Developers must carefully consider the technical impacts of any planning requirements which preclude the use of openable windows in residential developments.  The limited technical solutions currently available mean that any such requirements will severely constrain the ventilation strategy and have a direct impact on Part L1A CO2 compliance. Where planning requirements for developments in areas with significant noise exposure preclude …

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