This last month saw the long awaited arrival of CIBSE Technical Manual 59 (TM59). Not exactly the most sexiest of documents, but those in the field of build simulation or building overheat will be sat bolt upright by now.
In Bangladesh daily summer temperatures can easily reach a sweltering 30 to 40°C. 70% of Bangladesh’s population live in tin huts in rural areas and during the summer month’s temperatures inside these huts are amplified, making living conditions very uncomfortable. Imagine sitting in a car on a hot summer’s day with the windows closed!
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Install a new energy saving condensing boiler. If you have an old boiler in your house, it might be time to swap it to a new condensing version which will recycle the heat in the waste exhaust gases making it run far more efficiently.
Low Energy Consultancy conducted feasibility studies into the risk of overheating for the Bletchley Park Trusts new exhibition with our in-house expert using IES software.
Replace your lighting with low energy LED lights, they not only use 90% less energy but they also last 10-20 times longer so you will hardly ever have to replace them.
Use the thermal energy to heat your building or home. Save 10% on winter heating costs, also remember to close back up at night though!
Low Energy Consultancy (LEC) have been on site at One Angel Square, the new head office for Northamptonshire County Council situated in Northampton Town centre.
The building incorporates high efficiency heating and cooling systems, LED lighting and also Photovoltaic Panels to generate electricity.
The LEC team have provided the Building Regulations Part L document and the Energy Performance Certificate (EPC). The final Energy Performance rating is a very respectable B27.
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Today is Derek Hine's last day after 19 years with the company. Derek began his career with Briggs & Forrester in November 1998, working with Mike Stanton to establish the IT infrastructure for the group.
Derek said, “For me this is the end of an era, and I am about to ride off into the sunset on my bike, I am sure you will all join me in wishing Dom Costantino and his team every success in continuing my legacy, and I wish one and all every success in the future.”
Best wishes on your retirement Derek!
In November 2016 the Government detailed its proposed changes to the Standard Assessment Procedure. This is the methodology used to assess and compare the energy and environmental performance of dwellings. Here at LEC we’ve taken a look at the details and highlighted our thoughts on some of the proposals:
1. Updating Carbon Emission Factors – we agree that the change is welcome due to the move towards cleaner production of electricity, through more gas than coal power plants across the UK.