Renewable Heat Incentive for ground source heat pumps

Ground source heat pump systems are renewable heating and cooling solutions with a lifetime of 40+ years, low running costs, a large cost saving in displaced fuel and a financial incentive scheme to support it. The incentive scheme available is the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) which was created by the Department of Energy & Climate […]

Green Deal – long-term or short-term benefits?

It has been announced during a recent press release by the DECC that “Due to overwhelming popular demand, the Green Home Improvement Fund is closed for applications with immediate effect”.  The Green Deal Home Improvement fund only opened to application on 9th June 2014.  The article stipulated that “All applications received prior to the fund […]

New Publication Launched – Free For A Very Limited Time

  Managing Director of the Syntegra Group has just published, Reduce Your CO2 Emissions and Increase Your Bottom Line. From the back: “In “Reduce your CO­ Emissions and Increase your Bottom Line” Alan Wing-King – Managing Director and Founder of the multi-award winning international energy consultancy Syntegra Consulting – provides you with strategies and explains how you can […]

Kensington Hotel – Building Energy Efficiency Investigation

During 2013, the annual average expenditure on gas, electricity and water for the Kensington Hotel was approximately £190,000. The amount of expenditure on energy bills motivated the management to carry out further investigations on energy consumption. For this purpose, Syntegra Consulting have been appointed to undertake a detailed energy audit of the property. The process […]

Syntegra Consulting Featured in Business Voice December 2014

Originally published in Business Voice November/December 2014 – link to online publication Chamber member, Syntegra Consulting, (Syntegra) based in Reading, is celebrating after being crowned one of the winners in the South region heats of the Chamber Awards 2014. The British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) Chamber Awards, now in its 11th year, is a highlight […]

255 Ealing Road, Harrow, Appleton – Sustainability

Syntegra was appointed to provide its services for: Energy Consultancy (SAP & SBEM Calculations) Sustainability Assessment Code for Sustainable Homes BREEAM External & Internal Daylight Report Acoustic Report Air Quality Report Ecology Report M&E Consultancy 255 Ealing Road scheme was comprised of the erection of 128 no. New Residential units and 2 no. flexible Commercial / […]

Charles Ransford & Son Ltd Sawmill – Shropshire PV Installation over Roofs

  The project encompassed installation of 2231 solar PV panels including framework and ancillary electrical equipment on 9 buildings. 602.37 kWp of roof mounted solar PV was installed over three buildings on site by Kingspan Energy Ltd. The modules were attached to the roof using a railed mounting system which attaches to the top sheet […]

Nicholls Transport, Sittingbourne – BREEAM

Syntegra Consulting Ltd was successfully appointed as BREEAM Assessors for the Nicholls Transport development located in Sittingbourne. It has been proposed to develop an area of approximately 4.78 hectares for the Nicholls Transport Depot. The remainder of the site is landscaped. The Nicholls Depot features 125 trailer parking spaces, 50 HGV spaces, a 2647m² warehouse […]

Lidl, Dartford – Daylight and Sunlight Modelling

Syntegra Consulting Ltd have been appointed by Lidl UK GmbH as Daylight and Sunlight Modelling Consultants. As part of their planning submission to Dartford Council, Lidl are required to submit a Daylight/Sunlight assessment due to the proximity of the neighbouring properties to the proposed scheme, the new site also has to comply with Dartford Local […]

George Road, Kingston Upon Thames – Daylight, Sunlight & Overshadowing

19 target surfaces were assessed for external levels of daylight and sunlight. The proposed development consists of a two storey five bedroom single private detached dwelling with basement garage and an outbuilding serving as a summer house on a greenfield site. The design principle behind this project was to deliver a sophisticated sustainable contemporary family […]

Announcement: New Syntegra Group structure & Corporate branding

We are proud to announce the launch of both our new Syntegra Group structure and new brand logo as part of the ongoing evolution of our company’s brand and service offering.     Our business has evolved and grown an average of 65% p.a over the last 6 years, and we felt it was time […]

Maximise Your Development Value

Syntegra Consulting provides a service related to Daylight / Sunlight / Overshadowing reports called Maximum Envelope Analysis. This helps save clients both time and money, if our advice is sought sufficiently early in the design / planning process. A maximum massing shows the maximum building envelope in which a proposed site can be constructed, without […]

We are recruiting: Sustainability consultant and Building services design roles

We’re hiring NOW! (As of 20th September, 2014 the following roles are open) Senior Low Carbon Energy consultant & BREEAM assessor Senior electrical Building services engineer Senior mechancial Building services engineer Intermediate electrical Building services engineer Intermediate mechancial Building services engineer Intern – Junior Building Services/Sustainabilty consultant roles For further information on job descriptions for […]

Solar Policy U-turn to face Judicial Review

A Judicial Review against the Government has been launched by the industry as Energy Secretary, Ed Davey, has been accused of slamming the brakes on Britain’s fledging solar energy business. Some of Britain’s largest solar businesses warn that Davey’s abrupt and unilateral withdrawal of support is unlawful, and may result in an embarrassing U-turn for […]

£10m to Test Energy Demand Reduction Projects

Ed Davey the Energy and Climate Change Secretary announced details of a new Electricity Demand Reduction auction in which £10m will be available this year to help businesses reduce their energy costs, improve efficiency and reduce energy demand. The Energy Institute states that businesses will have to compete to gain funding for projects that reduce […]

Energy Performance Certificate Legislation Change – Could Lead to Buildings becoming Unlettable!

Property companies, landlords and agents need to take action immediately to ensure that their finances are not negatively affected by forthcoming energy legislation. This new energy legislation requires that all commercial properties meet the minimum Energy Performance Standards before they can be let. The Energy Performance Standards require a minimum building energy performance rating of […]

Syntegra win 2 regional Chamber awards

Syntegra Consulting have won two places in this year’s Chamber Awards. The company itself has won “The Sustainability Award” and Florian Cassandro (Sustainable Design Engineer) has won the “Young Person in Business Award”. The winners were announced on 22 September 2014. The regional Chamber Awards received hundreds of entries from all over the UK. Alan […]

How we became Carbon Smart and how you can too!

By saving energy you save money, and everyone wants this. To help us achieve this we became Carbon Smart. Syntegra Consulting achieved Silver Carbon Smart Certification (Blue, Silver Gold). The certification criterion takes into account international standards of environmental management, such as ISO 14001. Our accreditation is indicative of our effective environmental management system, and […]

Energy Utility Procurement: Westway Housing Association 

Overview Westway Housing Association began life as Grove Housing Association in March 1987. Initially operating only in North Kensington, Westway Housing Association soon expanded into a larger area of Kensington & Chelsea and then into the neighbouring boroughs of Hammersmith & Fulham, Ealing, Barnet, Brent, Westminster and Enfield. Their vision is to be regarded as […]

Commission proposes EU 30% energy usage reduction by 2030 evoked discussions

A 30% energy use reduction by 2030 has been suggested by the European Commission. This is part of a set of objectives for 2030 following from existing goals for 2020, in regards to emissions, energy use and renewables. The 2020 energy efficiency target was set at 20% above 1990 levels, however the commission have admitted […]

Energy Efficiency in SME Office Buildings: practising what we preach!

Thames Valley Chamber of Commerce Group organises over 200 events per year, which vary from focused networking events to specialised speaker events; covering subjects such as property, transport and international trade. One of the sessions for Energy Forum was held on Thursday 17th July 2014 10:00 – 13:00 hrs. in SEGRO- slough. With the theme […]

Air Conditioning Systems to meet New Legislation

What is this new legislation? After January 1st 2015 “the use of recycled HCFC’s will be prohibited in the maintenance and servicing of refrigeration and air conditioning equipment existing at that date” (, 2014). Why is this legislation being brought in? Because of the environmental damage that the use of R22s cause, specifically ozone depletion […]

The Code for Sustainable Homes and the New Welsh Part L1A

Developments in Wales will be able to register against the new 2014 Welsh Part L1A which associates with the changes in the planning system relating to TAN 22 from the 31st July 2014. An addendum, similar to the English version, will be published as soon as the government in Wales recognises the fact that there […]