UK businesses  wasting £60m in avoidable energy bills

A staggering £60m is being wasted by UK businesses in unnecessary energy bills, according to a new report. Energy thinktank Green Alliance says energy management needs to be improved if the country’s climate targets are to be met. The built environment accounts for 40% of national energy use and around one-third of emissions This month’s […]

MEES: Act now before you lose out, landlords are told

With the new Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards now in force, commercial property landlords are being urged to make improvements to their portfolios before their EPC certificates are due for renewal. From April 1st, any business properties receiving an F or G rating can no longer be leased when a tenancy agreement expires or a new […]

MEES: a wake-up call to commercial landlords

It’s not often that we use these channels to nag our audience, clients or not, and we hate saying: ‘Told you so,’ when things go wrong. So we took no pleasure reading recent reports that almost 20% of commercial buildings have fallen into a lower EPC rating than when previously assessed. From April 1st, all […]

Landlords face significant bills to implement energy efficiencies

Landlords face the prospect of paying for measures to improve their properties’ energy efficiency under a new government proposal. Minimum standards meaning properties can only be let if they reach a band E or above in the EPC ratings will come into effect in April. Previously landlords had been expected to rely on finance from […]

Brexit Boasts 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 Brexit in 2019, says CIBSE technical director Hywel Davies. ‘Brexit will change nothing immediately – at least in terms of legislation that affects our industry,’ said Davies, who supplied a list of regulations that […]

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, […]

New requirements for Display Energy Certificates

Since the Energy Performance of Buildings regime came into effect in January 2013, the requirements for EPCs (Energy Performance Certificates) and DECs (Display Energy Certificate) have changed; all former regulations relating to EPCs and DECs are no longer in force. On 9 July 2015 another change came into force. Changes had to be made due […]

Abbey Chase Nursing Home: M&E Consultancy, Energy Consultancy & CDM Coordination

Syntegra Consulting Ltd has been appointed as Construction Design and Management (CDM) Co-ordinators, M&E and Energy Consultants for Abbey Chase Nursing Home in Chertsey, Surrey.  The project involves the extension of the second floor. The Construction Design and Management (CDM) Regulations 2007 places duties upon the Client, designers and contractors to prepare documentation for inclusion […]

Southend-on-Sea, Essex – SAP assessment, Part L1B compliance report & EPC

Syntegra Consulting Ltd have been appointed as energy consultants and SAP Assessors for the proposed scheme in Southend-on-Sea in Essex. It involves a conversion of an existing surgery to a residential scheme. Building Regulation Part L1B Compliance is required. Therefore calculations were made in order to show improvements in the CO2 emissions between the converted […]

Richmond Hill, London

Syntegra Consulting Ltd have been appointed as Energy Consultants, SAP & BREEAM Assessors, Hydrology, Ecology and Acoustic Consultants and Daylight Modelling Consultants for the proposed scheme in Richmond Hill, London. It involves refurbishment and reconfiguration of an existing residential building to create five flats including a rear conservatory extension and rear light-well. Before After   […]

SBEM Calculations

SBEM (or Simplify Building Energy Model) is a software tool developed by BRE for the Department for Communities and Local Government and provides an analysis of a building’s energy consumption. SBEM is used for non domestic buildings in support of the National Calculation Methodology (NCM), the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD) and the Green […]

DECC release figures for first quarter on Green Deal for energy efficiency improvements

The DECC (Department of Energy and Climate Change) has released first quarter figures on the Green Deal for energy efficiency improvements.  The statistics reveal that around 40,000 Green Deal Assessments have been undertaken since the scheme started.  47% of households who had received a Green Deal Advice Report following an assessment said that they were […]

New EPC Regulations could make 17% of UK commercial properties unlettable in 2018

In 5 years, 17% of the UK’s investment real estate may be unable to be rented out under new EPC regulations (Energy Performance Certificates).  Provisions in the Energy Act make it mandatory for commercial properties with an EPC lower than E to be brought up to standard before they can be let.  EPCs are benchmarked by Building Regulations […]

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 […]

73 Guilford Street – New Build Residential Flats

   Syntegra Consulting Ltd has been appointed as energy consultants to provide SAP assessments based on proposed scheme U – values and Energy Performance Certificates for the development at 73 Guilford Street, London, WC1N 1DF. The development is a 7No. Flats building located in residential area. Syntegra will offer consultancy advice in relation to Building […]

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 […]

Reducing Carbon Emission from Space Heating Using Biomass Boilers

UK has set a target of achieving at least 15% of overall energy from renewable sources by 2020.  Since space heating accounts for approximately 44% of UK’s overall energy demand, biomass boilers as a renewable heating technology will make a great contribution to reduce carbon emissions in the UK. Biomass derived from fresh biological origins […]

Effective controls as a catalyst for emission reduction in existing buildings

It is estimated that there are approximately 26 million domestic and non-domestic buildings in the UK that accounts for 50% of UK’s overall carbon emissions.  Moreover, new buildings will not be able to make a large contribution to reach the carbon reduction target of 80% by 2050 as they amount to only 1 to 2% […]

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 […]