Government allocates £560m to decarbonise housing

More than £560million has been set aside by the UK Government to boost the energy efficiency of 50,000 homes. The Government has issued £500m from the Green Homes Grant and £62m from a Social Housing Decarbonisation Fund to be shared by 300 local authorities in England and Scotland to fund upgrades to some of the […]

Green recovery could create 1.2 million construction and manufacturing jobs

Data shows that as many as 1.2 million manufacturing and construction jobs could be created in the UK if the Government pursues a green recovery. New analysis published by UK100, a group of more than 100 mayors and local government leaders, indicates that more than three million jobs are expected to be created as part […]

Join Our Team – Air Quality Consultant

We are hiring! Due to our on-going success, Syntegra is looking for a high-calibre individual with a passion for air quality that is seeking a Graduate or Consultant role in a growing team who can play a key role in our continued development. With the requirements of the team and the expected developments in this […]

Streamlined Energy and Carbon Reporting (SECR) deadline imminent

Companies are reminded that the deadline is fast approaching for the latest phase of Streamlined Energy and Carbon Reporting (SECR). With a deadline of March 31st, it’s not too late for organisations to prepare their reports – and Syntegra staff are on hand to help you gather relevant documentation ahead of the cut-off date. Three […]

Poverty harming UK’s chances of reaching net-zero

Unfortunately, the word ‘poverty’ is one with which we are all too familiar and conjures up images of people, often children, in far off lands struggling to survive in poor economic situations. Sadly, while the UK is considered an affluent country with a stable economy, we also suffer our own levels of relative poverty. And […]

Green investment at the heart of Budget 2021

The Chancellor has vowed to put green investment at the heart of the UK’s economic recovery from the Covid-19 crisis. In his Budget, Rishi Sunak unveiled the Net Zero Innovation Portfolio which will provide funding for low-carbon technologies and systems to decrease the costs of decarbonisation and help the UK reach its net-zero objectives. The […]

Report outlines broader UK green recovery

The UK Government has been urged to adopt a broader “green recovery” approach focusing on policies for biodiversity and the circular economy as well as energy and transport transformation. The calls to action have been made by MPs through the Environmental Audit Committee’s (EAC) report, ‘Growing Back Better: Putting Nature and Net-Zero at the Heart […]

Government unveils ‘radical’ energy efficiency standards for homes and office

All homes and business premises in the UK will be required to meet new energy efficiency standards that reduce energy consumption and lower bills by 2025, in line with the Government’s new Future Homes Standard. New homes will be required to have a reduced carbon footprint of 31%  compared to current levels, the Government revealed […]

WELL Building standard certification service now available

Well Building Assessment

If there is one thing the past year’s focus on the COVID-19 crisis has brought to the public’s attention, it’s the importance of health and mental wellbeing. Comparatively few people, however, will be aware that there is actually a WELL Standard for developers to follow to enhance their buildings and their contribution to the wellbeing […]

Gas grid companies collaborate to outline hydrogen deployment plans

hydrogen village

Britain’s five major gas grid companies have launched a major collaborative plan to create the UK’s first hydrogen town by 2030. They have also unveiled plans for developing a network of hydrogen refuelling stations for transport and helping to decarbonise industrial clusters. The companies own and operate the infrastructure that delivers gas to 85% of […]

Building Project: Contemporary Twist on Traditional Living

Acoustic Plant & Noise Impact Assessment

Project Info Client: Shedkm Completion Year: 2020 Acoustic Plant & Noise Impact Assessment Location: New Islington, Manchester Cross Laminated Timber (CLT) constructions, whilst being good for the environment (compared to more traditional concrete builds), are challenging acoustically as the sound insulation of a structure dependent on the amount of mass present and the density of […]

Building Project: Lockdown Noise Impact Assessment


Project Info Client: BPTW Completion Year: 2015 BREEAM Rating: Excellent Location: Hounslow A bespoke approach was required when delivering a noise impact assessment on a project during lockdown with greatly reduced levels of traffic and aircraft at the site traditionally heavily impacted by them. A baseline assessment had to be determined at the Hounslow site […]