Unplug the appliances that you’re not using regularly to save energy - you could save up to 10% on your annual energy bill!
The Briggs & Forrester Group won 'Best Specialist Contractor to work for (over £25m)' at last night’s Construction Enquirer Awards 2017 in Birmingham.
Over 10,000 votes were cast, and the companies with the most votes in each category were presented with an award. This award recognises Briggs & Forrester as one of the industry’s best companies to work for and the best firms to do business with. A big thank you to everyone who voted!
Get a LCD or LED TV, they are more efficient than plasmas and way more efficient than old CRTs.
Carpooling saves fuel - find people at work who live close to you and take it in turns driving to work, someone to chat to on the way and you halve your fuel bill.
Are you about to undertake a new construction project? If so, are you fully up to speed with your obligations to ensure BREEAM regulations?
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If you store things in your loft, make sure it doesn't compress the insulation since it will lose some of its thermal insulating properties. Use loft lifters to raise the height of the joists -this allows you to make a solid storage platform in the loft while still allowing you to install the 300mm of insulation to maximise the energy savings.
Norway is planning to launch the world’s first fully electric cargo ship in 2018, with further plans to run the ship autonomously by 2020. Yara Birkeland, as the ship will be called, is a collaboration between fertiliser company Yara International, and international technology group Kongsberg, and will be used to transport products between three ports in southern Norway. Products are currently delivered using over 100 diesel trucks per day. Transporting products by sea will reduce both noise levels and emission levels caused by
Stay compliant – avoid restrictions – keep your reputation
Have you read about the Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards?
There are penalties you risk by ignoring the new Energy Performance Regulations that are due to come into force in April 2108 and buildings with an Energy Performance Rating of F and G will not be lettable.
Which would you prefer? Take your pick or you can have all three!
Hire an environmental consultant (LEC for example) to get a tailor made view of where to achieve energy savings in your property.
Low Energy Consultancy BREEAM assessors are working feverishly this month on the evidence collection for One Blackfriars new hotel complex in time for the 2018 project completion. Fit out works of the hotel are underway while the overall St George scheme closes out.