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28th February 2018

Congratulations to the Low Energy Consultancy (LEC) team who were commended in both The Regional Energy Consultant of the Year and Energy Efficiency Champion categories at the South East Energy Efficiency Awards 2018 last night.

These awards recognise exceptional individuals or companies who advise business or homeowners about energy efficiency savings and promote energy efficiency within their region.

28th February 2018
Smart thermostat

Our energy saving tip this week is to go smart. Smart thermostats can save you money by cutting your heating and cooling bill by 10-12%, saving about £110-125 per year.

There are ways to ensure you’re getting the most out of your smart thermostat and those who are likely to see the biggest savings are:

27th February 2018

Low Energy Consultancy (LEC) have been shortlisted for two categories at the South East Energy Efficiency Awards 2018!

The Regional Energy Consultant of the Year and Energy Efficiency Champion categories recognise exceptional individuals or companies who advise business or homeowners about energy efficiency savings and promote energy efficiency within their region.

23rd February 2018

2017 was another positive year for the Briggs and Forrester Group’s health and safety record. Even with increases in project turnover, number of man hours worked and number of workers, the company has seen a year on year reduction in accidents and lost time injuries.

The Briggs & Forrester Group, and its workforce, completed in excess of 8 million man hours and achieved a 5% reduction in accidents across the group compared to 2016.

21st February 2018

This week’s energy saving tip is ‘Go cleaner colder'. Heating water accounts for 90% of a washing machine’s energy use. Colder water cleans clothes just as well as hot water. Hot water will shrink your clothes, cause fading and wear them out faster too. Hot water uses 4.5kWh per load, colder water uses 0.5-1kWh per load.

15th February 2018
MEES

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 2018 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!

15th February 2018
Building Services Specialists Briggs & Forrester Group CEO Paul Burton

The Briggs and Forrester Group is anticipating significant growth during 2018 which will see the Groups revenues jump 24% to £225m whilst expanding its specialist operations across the UK.

“The Group has celebrated another successful year with a pre-tax profit of £5.7m (3.1%) on revenues of £182m generating a strong year-end balance sheet position and a cash balance of £32.5m. The Group was fortunate not to suffer significantly from Carillion’s demise and moves forward positively without any material financial impact to the business,” says Group CEO, Paul Burton.

14th February 2018

This week our Energy Saving Tip is ‘Patch the leak'! Save money and keep those annoying draughts at bay by sealing air leaks around doors and windows at home and in the office. Leaky doors and windows can account for high energy heating and cooling costs - 20% or more in a home and 5-10% for a business.

12th February 2018

The deadline for Phase 1 of the Energy Saving Opportunity Scheme has passed, but now is the time to think about Phase 2.

Not all organisations were in Phase 1 of ESOS. This is because they did not meet the threshold criteria in either turnover or the number of employees. As ESOS looks at a two-year period of accounting, due to real and anticipated growth, many organisations will fall into Phase 2.

8th February 2018

An energy or sustainability statement is a report document that confirms a development will meet and how it will meet any regional set energy targets or sustainability policies.  The document is used to support planning applications as evidence and to aid a successful approval.  The documents are now more commonly a mandatory requirement rather than an optional requirement.