Energy manifesto review

Syntegra energy sector manifesto review Energy costs and regulation plus attitudes to climate change and renewables feature in all the main political party manifestos for this week’s election. Here we offer Syntegra’s unbiased review of some of the key themes relating to this policy area plus a selection of comments from the Parties around their […]

Relying on Renewables for minimising carbon emissions

The 2008 Climate Change Act established the world’s first legally binding climate change target, aiming to reduce the UK’s greenhouse gas emissions by at least 80% (from the 1990 baseline) by 2050. Although moving to a more energy efficient, low-carbon economy should help the UK meet this target, a recent Europe-wide survey has found that […]

Heat Loss Calcs

Heat loss calcs are used to work out the quantity of energy required to heat a building and the amount to invest in efficient heating technology (when the external conditions are colder).  The size of the heating installation depends largely on the performance of the building fabric. To calculate the size of the heater(s) required […]

Energy Consultants – 125 Kings Avenue, Clapham, London, SW4

Syntegra Consulting Ltd has been appointed as energy consultants to produce an energy strategy for the Lambeth Council scheme at 125 Kings Avenue, Clapham, London, SW4.  This will support the planning process, demonstrate Building regulations Part L compliance and demonstrate that 15% of the energy demand will be via renewable technology.  The developers intend to deliver […]

8 Earlsfield Road, London, SW18 3DW – M & E Consultancy

Syntegra Consulting has been appointed as energy consultants to produce an energy strategy for the scheme at 8 Earlsfield Road, London, SW18 3DW – to support the scheme design process, to demonstrate Building regulations Part L1B compliance and to demonstrate consideration towards building fabric enhancements and renewable technology. The existing property under review is a […]

Green Deal Consultants

A quarter of the UK’s carbon emissions come from the energy used in homes with a similar amount coming from our businesses, industry and workplaces.  On a national scale the UK economy needs to reduce CO2 emissions to comply with the carbon emissions budget legislated in the The Climate Change Act 2008. The Green Deal […]

Is all CO2 created equal?

If biomass from wood is actually “carbon neutral” then perhaps biomass-produced CO2 emissions are better than those from coal and other fossil fuels.  Wood will decay and release carbon into the atmosphere at some point, however not the same stands for coal and fossil fuels. Both biomass and fossil fuels produce CO2, although the emissions released […]