SAP assessment – 154 Broadway, Southall, UB1 1NN

Syntegra Consulting appointed energy assessors to undertake SAP assessments, SBEM calculations, Part L building regs compliance check reports and EPCs for a mixed use development in Southall. Consisting of 4No. flats and 1No. restaurant unit at ground level.

Great Savings by converting to LED lighting technology

A US Department of Energy study has found more than 290 TWh in savings for lighting projects converted completely to LED lighting technology. The US Department of Energy has published a report that details the amount of energy saved in 2010 through retrofit to LED-based light sources. The research covers 8 specific product types spread […]

HB (High Brightness) LED manufacturing technology will bring down the cost of LEDs

Technical breakthroughs and manufacturing improvements should keep the LED industry on track to improve performance and reduce costs at an appropriate rate. However, the process of achieving this is not a 100% complete. Development of a volume market for general LED lighting depends on technical breakthroughs and manufacturing improvements that reduce costs per lumen by […]

Energy Consultants – 9No. flats 82 Beechfield Rd, London, N4 1PF

Syntegra Consulting appointed energy consultants for a 9No. unit development in Haringey. The commission involves the following: 9No. SAP assessments, PEAs, Building regs part L compliance reports, an energy strategy report justifying the LZC strategy to achieve 10% of energy via renewables. The reccomended strategy was a combi boiler per dwelling + Communal PV system.

3 decisive issues when choosing a heat pump…

1. Annual Efficiency As a buyer of course you want to know how effective a heat pump is. There are different measurements of a heat pump’s efficiency. The most important is to rate the heat pump’s function over a complete calendar year-both the heat of the summer and the cold of the winter. This is […]

How heat pumps work

1. Brine circulates in a collector coil and draws low temperature energy from the ground, air, bedrock or water. 2. At the heat exchanger (evaporator) the tepid brine in the collector coil meets the ice cold refrigerant in the heat pump which is then heated a few degrees and converted to gas. 3. In the […]

Rain Water Harvesting

Save Mains Water. Save Money We should all make the most of the rainwater coming off our own roof. We each use an average of 160 litres of tap water every day. But you don’t need drinking quality water brought in from miles away to flush WC’s, wash clothes, water the garden,clean the car, wash […]

10 questions to ask a PV installer

1. Do they have Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS) accreditation? Without this you will not be able to claim your Feed in Tariff. They should have the MCS logo clearly displayed on their paperwork. 2. Do they offer a manufacturer backed 10 year warranty on their inverters at no extra cost so that you have piece […]

Is a PV array suitable for my property?

Where should a PV array be sited? Ideally a PV panel system should be sited on a south facing roof or ground mounted support system at a 30 degree to 40 degree pitch. However, an east or west facing array can also have up to 85% optimal performance. The size of the PV system will […]

What are the benefits and costs of PV?

The government has mandated that your electricity supplier must pay for each unit of electricity generated PLUS a further payment for every unit exported to the National Grid. These rates are guaranteed for 25 years and are index linked, so you have security of your income as well as free energy during daylight hours. Typical […]

What is PV?

What is PV and how does it work ? PV refers to photovoltaic (solar) panel systems, which convert sunlight into electricity using layers of semi-conducting materials. When exposed to natural daylight the panel produces a direct electrical current (DC), which is converted in to mains compatible alternating electrical current (AC) by an inverter. This AC […]

Sustainable Urban Drainage Systems

SUDS, or Sustainable Urban Drainage Systems, combine individual water management products, processes and facilities in a way that harmonies with the draining of surface water with the local environment. It is a more sustainable approach than the traditional rapid conveyance of water through a pipe into a watercourse. It is important that SUDS, and all […]

Green Roofs-Flood and Water Management Act

In 2008 the Government’s Water Strategy for England acknowledged that the below-ground piped systems were insufficient when coping with extreme rainfall and identified the importance of Sustainable Drainage Systems (SUDS) and green roofs, for climate change mitigation and water management. The Green roofs inclusion within the SUDS strategies have been limited to date however must […]

From Waste to Energy……

Restrictions on putting waste into a hole in the ground are becoming more and more severe. We have to find new ways of dealing with our waste. Yes, we can evidently recycle a certain amount but what happens to the rest of it? One obvious solution to this would be to burn it and potentially […]