Technical newsletters about emerging issues & our latest research

The Challenge of Grid Decarbonisation

Posted on September 14th 2018

Rapid decarbonation of UK grid electricity due to a shift away from coal towards lower carbon generation from renewables and nuclear presents a new set of challenges to developers seeking the best energy strategy for their developments. For new schemes, it is now more important than ever to balance the increasingly competing aims of minimizing capital costs, meeting customer requirements …

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Underfloor Heating for District Heating Efficiency to give lower heat charges

Posted on September 14th 2018

Specification of underfloor heating in flats can reduce network heat losses by around 20% and in doing so reduce corridor overheating and resident heat bills. Underfloor heating has benefits not just for thermal comfort, but also for the efficiency of the Heat Network. As recommended by the CIBSE Heat Networks Code of Practice, for increased efficiency the district heating system …

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Carhartt – A Project Success in Kings Cross

Posted on September 14th 2018

We are pleased to announce that the new Carhartt Work In Progress (WIP) store is now open, the store has achieved a BREEAM Refurbishment and Fit Out rating of ‘Very Good’. The iconic US clothing and accessories brand can be found on King’s Cross Boulevard, just moments from the main station entrance in the largest area of urban redevelopment in …

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Improvements to BRE’s Home Quality Mark ONE Scheme

Posted on September 14th 2018

BRE have recently revamped their HQM standard for new homes, now known as the HQM ONE scheme version. In response to recent consultation, BRE have updated the scheme to recognise homes with improved quality. We’re providing CPD presentations to keep our clients up-to-speed with the latest changes. We’re also developing forward-thinking HQM strategies with bespoke Pre-Assessments, to ensure early credits …

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