Green Building Ratings – BREEAM

In today’s media, we see many ‘green buildings’ labelled as such upon construction – for example the Co-operative’s brand new office in Manchester at One Angel Square – opened by the Queen just over a year ago. However, the measure of sustainability of a building is achieved from the way it is used and managed […]

Sub Metering – Reducing consumption, cost and carbon emissions

What is Sub Metering? Sub metering allows for informed, accurate decisions in regards to lowering energy consumption, cost and carbon emissions – by locating precisely where, how and when energy is used on site. It is much more detailed than just metering the total energy consumption of a site – giving accurate information about energy […]

FABRIC FIRST: Maximising Performance, Minimising Cost

Fabric First is a design approach to building which emphasises in-built energy efficiency through maximising the thermal performance of the building envelope and ensuring the building elements work together to be as energy efficient as possible. Energy efficiency is incorporated into the building fabric over its lifetime. Buildings designed with a fabric first approach don’t […]

Electricity & Gas Weekly Market Update For 9th March 2015

Annual gas and power prices have fallen in the last week, with concerns over a disruption in Russian supplies easing. Russia and Ukraine have agreed on a continuation of gas supplies in the short-term, allowing time for talks to conclude on summer gas flows. This reduces the potential risks for exports to Europe, which flow […]

Award – Goldman Sachs high growth ambassador programme 2015

We are pleased to announce that Syntegra Group have been successful in being selected for the “Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Ambassador” 2015 Programme at Said Business School in Oxford. The cohort will be comprised of 20 high growth businesses selected from the Goldman Sachs 10k programme alumni across the country who are all ambitious […]

What are the consequences of not addressing planning permission guidelines?

At Syntegra Consulting, each of our services and specialist reports is centred around helping project architects, planning consultants and site developers make sure they are meeting the planning permission guidelines of their local authority. However, these can vary significantly depending on the area a building site is situated in, with different regions and even the […]

How can Syntegra Consulting help me at the planning stage of a construction project?

It can be argued that the planning stage of a construction project is the most important step in the entire building process, but as individuals who regularly work on them will know, this involves following a multitude of regulations and the completion of numerous reports. Here at Syntegra Consulting, we have a team of experienced […]

Small Businesses Missing Out On Energy Savings

Although the prices of utilities are a concern for small business owners, studies have found that there is a lack of understanding and engagement from these business owners in association with energy purchase and consumption. 2.54 million (52%) of SME owners are unaware of what percentage of their overheads is used up on gas, electricity […]

2016 Zero Carbon Home Standard

From 2016 it will become law that all new homes in England must meet the Zero Carbon Home Standard. Therefore, Housing Associations need to be prepared and gain an idea of the time and costs involved in order to ensure compliance. This may include looking past traditional construction methods and considering more modern methods. The […]

UK Using Less Energy Despite Growing Economy

Analysis of government statistics for BBC News confirmed that despite economic growth, people in the UK are using 10% less energy than five years ago even with the increase in sales and use of large TV’s, smartphones, computers and tablets. It would appear that government policy and technology have broken the trend that sees an […]

Energy Price Volatility: the ‘new normal’

On the 20th January, the 7th annual edition of the World Energy Issues Monitor entitled Energy price volatility: the new normal was published by the World Energy Council. This report – viewed by over 1,000 energy leaders from over 80 countries – states that energy price volatility and the future of a climate framework are […]

Electricity & Gas Weekly Market Update for 30th January 2015

Annual gas and power prices have continued to consolidate in the past week, finding interim support to stabilise around their mid-January lows. Whilst electricity and gas supply systems continue to largely cope with winter demand levels, several issues have led to a firming of prices, albeit by only a small degree. Colder weather forecast for […]

Electricity & Gas Weekly Market Update for 22nd January 2015

In a very similar pattern to the previous week, annual gas and power prices had hit fresh lows before finding support. While the UK is in the middle of a cold snap, lifting energy demand, this has not been the main factor behind the price moves. Part of the gains can be linked to stronger […]

Electricity & Gas Weekly Market Update for 8th January 2015

Annual gas and power prices have continued to fall into the New Year. The same drivers which had been present before the Christmas break have pushed contracts to new lows, with the plummeting value of crude oil a significant factor. Oil has hit 5 ½ year lows amid concerns over oversupply and signals of global […]

Syntegra Consulting shortlisted for the BREEAM 2015 Residential development award

The shortlists for the BREEAM Awards 2015 are comprised of an extraordinary variety of inspirational buildings, representing all regions of the UK and several other countries – including the Czech Republic, France, Norway, Romania and Sweden. They range from city centre towers to industrial facilities, schools and homes, having been drawn from the highest scoring […]

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 […]