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” (www.r22-legislation.co.uk, 2014). Why is this legislation being brought in? Because of the environmental damage that the use of R22s cause, specifically ozone depletion […]

G7 ENERGY SUMMIT

The G7 Energy summit which took place on the 5th-6th May 2014, had the main aim of setting a common energy policy in order to ensure a reliable, diversified and economically sustainable energy supply on a worldwide scale. The main statement considerations regarded the need to address energy security challenges of developments in Ukraine as […]

RENEWABLE ENERGY INVESTMENTS: A CASE STUDY

The Energy Efficiency Investments have benefits both in terms of cost and energy consumption reductions. The Energy Department have more than 120 manufacturers that have made smart investments to save on energy costs as well as cut greenhouse gas emissions improving their bottom lines. The Bernard Matthews’ turkey farms represent an example of investment in […]

£5,000 Energy efficiency grant available for business – Attained by Syntegra Consulting

The low carbon energy consultants, Syntegra Consulting, have demonstrated that they lead by example and practice what they preach by successfully undertaking a full energy audit and successfully attaining approval for and ERDF Low Carbon Workspaces grant for their HQ building in Reading, Berkshire. Syntegra House is a three-storey 4,000sqft freehold property built in the […]

Leinster Mews, London – ESR , SAP

Syntegra Consulting Ltd have been appointed as Energy Consultants, SAP and CSH Assessors for the proposed scheme in Leinster Mews, London. It consists of a four-story family house, located in an urban residential area in London. The design of the proposed development has incorporated building fabric enhancement (above current building regulations requirements) to increase the […]

10-27 Connaught House, Muswell Hill, London – ESR, SAP

Syntegra Consulting Ltd have been appointed as Energy Consultants, SAP and CSH Assessors for the proposed scheme in Muswell Hill, London. It is comprised of 8 new residential units contained within the extended roof of the redeveloped building located in an urban residential area in London. The study has incorporated building fabric enhancement (above current […]

Pros and cons of natural ventilation energy efficiency

Energy efficiency is the keystone of the revolution in new buildings; one concept that has been suggested is natural ventilation in order to reduce the energy consumption (as opposed to mechanical ventilation). The main idea is to use the difference of temperature in the building to generate the air flow (without any fan). Thereby, natural ventilation […]

Building’s Green For Growth – Display Energy Certificates

DECs standing for Display Energy Certificates were thought to assess the energy consumption of a building accompanied by a report which include advice on how to improve the efficiency of the dwelling . It must also be renewed each year by an accredited assessor who will use the software approved by the government. In 2011, the […]

Understanding commercial and industrial scale solar PV installation

Syntegra Consulting attended a workshop from Ikaros Solar in understanding how a well designed PV system can help to offset large utility bills and also be a very sound long term financial investment. This workshop was particularly relevant because after months of indecision and misinformation, the solar PV industry is starting to get back on […]

The Growth and Benefits of Underfloor Heating Systems within the UK

Underfloor heating has become increasingly prevalent within the UK in recent years; now being installed in approximately 50% of new commercial builds and an increasing number of domestic projects. This is due to the growing recognition of the benefits associated with underfloor heating. Underfloor heating is perhaps the most energy efficient heating method available. With […]

Wall insulation -Energy Efficiency in Building

In a building a well installed insulation ensures energy efficiency in every part of the building envelope and more specifically on walls. Insulation is a key component of the wall to achieve a low U-value and there are lots of innovative building systems for wall insulation. LOGIX Build Solutions launched their new LOGIX IFCs products […]

133-135 Kew Road, Richmond – BREEAM Domestic Refurbishment Pre-Assessment

Syntegra Consulting has been appointed to conduct a BREEAM domestic refurbishment pre-assessment and energy strategy report for 133-135 Kew Road; close to the busy heart of Richmond upon Thames. The property is within a three storey end-terrace building and is being converted from an office space to a two bedroom flat above a prestigious health […]

Reducing Artificial Light Pollution under BREEAM

The use of artificial lighting has become integral to many modern day uses; roads, streets, security, outdoor sports facilities and to improve the appearance of buildings at night. However, increased light levels at night can cause problems. With increasing complaints to local authorities, it is apparent that light pollution at night can become intrusive. Light […]

The Future of Standard Assessment Procedure (SAP) Calculations

The Standard Assessment Procedure (SAP) is a method for evaluating and comparing the energy performance of dwellings in the UK. They provide a standardised method to underpin the UK’s environmental policies relating to energy performance in dwellings. Based on predefined comfort and occupancy conditions, SAPs look at both the energy consumed by a dwelling and […]

Thermographic surveys: Syntegra Consulting Launches new Testing and Compliance service

Building envelope leaks, poor or inadequate insulation, moisture and substandard work are costly to commercial and residential building owners- a Thermographic survey can quickly help you identify where energy efficiency can be improved. Depending on our client’s requirements, surveys can range from an external overview of each elevation of the building under review, through to […]

Attention all Landlords: Landlord’s Energy Saving Allowance

If you are a landlord and make energy saving improvements to your property, you could reduce the tax you pay. You can do this by claiming the ‘Landlord’s Energy Saving Allowance’ (LESA). The following will detail the eligibility requirements, what the allowance covers and how to apply for it. This tax allowance allows private landlords […]

Green construction Market Trends in the UK

“Green construction is quite simply better construction”- Paul King (Green Building Council) In the UK, the Government has committed to a 26% to 32% by 2020 and a 60% reduction of CO₂ by 2050. The former Department of Trade and Industry (Now replaced by the Department for Business, Enterprise & Regulatory Reform) has stated that […]

Next-generation PV

The Schueco UK has launched two new PV modules to meet the environmental criteria.  They are high efficiency and cost-effective.  One product is ERC 50 Renovation Façade and the other product is ProSol TF+.  In particular, ERC 50 is fit onto the front of an existing building.  Thus it enables older commercial and residential properties […]

Perkins Engines – Peterborough

Syntegra Consulting has successfully undertaken the Air Conditioning Inspection of a number of industrial units part of Perkins Engines, in Peterborough.  Syntegra undertook the ACI inspection of the two industrial units which are air conditioned buildings. The undertaking of an ACI (Air Conditioning Inspection) is a legal requirement according to article 9 of the Energy […]

ADECCO GROUP – Bouverie Street, London.

Syntegra Consulting has successfully undertaken the Air Conditioning Inspection of the ADECCO office  in Bouverie Street, London.  Syntegra undertook the ACI inspection of the Bouverie Street office which is an air conditioned building. The undertaking of an ACI (Air Conditioning Inspection) is a legal requirement according to article 9 of the Energy Performance Building Directive […]

NGK Spare plugs ACI, Hemel Hempstead

Syntegra Consulting has successfully undertaken the Air Conditioning Inspection of the NGK headquarters in Hemel Hempstead.  Syntegra undertook the ACI inspection of the NGK building which is an air conditioned mixed use office and warehouse building. The undertaking of an ACI (Air Conditioning Inspection) is a legal requirement according to article 9 of the Energy […]

ACI Report – Margaret Thatcher Infirmary, Royal Chelsea Hospital, SW3 4SR

Syntegra Consulting has successfully undertaken the Air Conditioning Inspection of the Royal Chelsea Hospital-Margaret Thatcher Infirmary in the Royal Borough of Chelsea and Kensington.  Syntegra undertook the ACI inspection of the Margaret Thatcher Infirmary which is an air conditioned hospital building. The undertaking of an ACI (Air Conditioning Inspection) is a legal requirement according to […]

Energy Audit – Local Space Ltd, 58 Romford Road, London, E15

Syntegra Consulting has successfully undertaken a full energy audit of the head offices of Local Space housing association in East London. The energy audit involved a site survey where the existing HVAC systems, building fabric, small power and IT were surveyed. The aim of the site survey was to document the building’s energy performance and […]