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Building Services Design Considerations

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The residential sector continues to become ever more onerous with a focus on energy efficiency and reducing emissions. This is demonstrated in the level of information expected in ‘Energy Statements’ that we prepare for planning submissions. To provide some insight into how this sector is developing, with regard to environmental…

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Residential – Is Your Design Up To Spec?

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Building Services Design Considerations The residential sector continues to become ever more onerous with a focus on energy efficiency and reducing emissions. This is demonstrated in the level of information expected in ‘Energy Statements’ that we prepare for planning submissions. To provide some insight in to how this sector is…

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Renewable Heat Incentive

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RHI – When can this be claimed? RHI is a Government environmental programme introduced in 2011 (Phase 1), providing financial incentives to non-domestic installations including industrial, commercial, public sector and not-for-profit organisations, in the form of cash back, for increasing the generation of heat through renewable sources. The Government is…

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BREEAM 2014

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Another set of building regulation updates brings yet another version of the well known environmental assessment method, BREEAM.  But what are the changes? The Changes The format of process remians largely the same, although the 2014 version now has different credit weightings for shell only and shell and core developments. …

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Minimum EPC Standards

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How the future minimum EPC Standards and going green will benefit you… One of the most significant changes affecting the property market will be the Governments introduction of minimum energy standards in 2018 requiring owners, developers or building managers to consider environmental sustainability more than ever when marketing properties. From…

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