COP26 deal ‘overall positive’ – Syntegra

The Syntegra team has welcomed the new Glasgow Climate pact announced at the culmination of the recent UN COP26 summit an called on UK businesses to lead the way in reducing their carbon footprint by implementing sustainable solutions across the built environment. ‘The document signals further international commitment to tackle climate change which is overall […]

UK Net Zero strategy published

UK Net Zero strategy

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has unveiled his Government’s Net Zero Strategy – Building Back Greener – claiming the country is leading the Green Industrial Revolution which will provide a significant competitive edge on the global platform. Last year, the Prime Minister set out his 10 point plan for a green industrial revolution, laying the foundations […]

Businesses are ‘key lever’ to delivering Paris Agreement – COP26 team

Net Zero

Businesses have been urged to ‘turbocharge collaboration’ on climate issues ahead of this month’s COP26 summit. The UK COP26 Unit’s deputy director for engagement, Nick Baker, has called on businesses to step-up their own commitments and forge closer links to help keep a 1.5C target within reach. Baker’s team works alongside High-Level Champion Nigel Topping […]

New energy performance rules imminent for residential development

Sustainable construction services

The Government’s Standard Assessment Procedure (SAP) for assessing the energy performance of residential units is being updated. SAP covers the energy cost rating of a dwelling and has not been updated for seven years. SAP10 has been issued but has not yet come into force, although its launch date is imminent and developers are being […]

Calls to change climate policies and fossil fuel production to avoid catastrophe

The world’s existing climate policies will not be enough to end the upward trend of energy emissions rising beyond 2040 without a “grand coalition” of governments and investors, according to the global energy watchdog, the International Energy Agency (IEA). In its World Energy Outlook, the IEA said that carbon emissions from the global energy industry reached a […]

Government unveils new net-zero support for buildings and ‘every single mode of transport’

The UK Government has unveiled new measures to decarbonise buildings and all modes of transport to demonstrate commitment to reaching  net-zero carbon by 2050. The report indicates that the UK Government has allocated £2bn to decarbonisation projects since the amendment to the 2008 Climate Change Act was ratified, with significant amounts of funding being allocated […]

How sustainable is this World Cup?

Now that we can all breathe again following Monday night’s World Cup wobble for England, we thought we’d share with you a great thought-inspiring read from our friends over at Edie.net who have pulled together this excellent look at the sustainability of this great festival of football. With the eyes of the world on Russia […]

Energy Sector Emissions Fall But Household Levels Rise

Greenhouse gas emissions attributed to the energy sector in the UK fell by 12 per cent in 2015. Emissions from business in general fell by three per cent but emissions from households rose by four per cent and from transportation by two per cent. Transport is set to overtake energy as the biggest source of […]

Heat Network Case Studies Published

The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy has published case studies showing the targets and positive impact of implementing a heat network. Cranbrook and Skylark in East Devon is one of the largest district heating systems outside London. When the development is completed in 2031, 8,000 homes, shops and businesses and 20,000 people will […]

Business As Usual For Building Services

The building services industry should assume that European regulations that currently affect the UK will still be in force immediately after Britain leaves the European Union (EU) in 2019, says CIBSE technical director Hywel Davies. ‘Leaving the EU will change nothing immediately – at least in terms of legislation that affects our industry,’ said Davies, […]

CO2 Emissions – we can’t afford to ignore them

Nobody said changing public attitudes to tackle climate change would happen overnight. The international community was always going to struggle with different perceptions of the problem, its scale and causes. And scientists and policymakers realised early on during the debate that they would face challenges and criticism over the long haul. In the space of […]

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 […]

CHP vs heat pumps: Which system will win out in the long term?

Large commercial owners prefer to install heat pumps instead of gas-fired combined heat and power (CHP). The reasons are: – only low temperatures are needed – the heat pump is situated at ground level near the house (usually in the garden) which makes it more efficient. However, heat pumps use grid electricity that releases more […]

Utilities procurement: Kings Reach Flats, 11 Upper Ground, Southwark, London, SE1 9LP

Syntegra Consulting Ltd were appointed energy consultants to review the existing utility contracts for a large residential development (circa 800 flats) in Southwark, London.  The Kings Reach Flats included 5 apartment blocks and under ground car park area. As well as identifying significant reductions in CO2 and energy consumption measures, Syntegra consulting were able to […]

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 […]

Green Energy Consultants

Green energy also referred to as renewable or sustainable energy are energy provisions that have no long term impact on the environment and are replenished by nature. They meet the energy requirements of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their needs.  Unlike the use of fossil fuels which cannot be […]