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5th September 2016
Managing director completes Northampton Half Marathon

Congratulations to our Managing Director Adam Alexander who completed the Northampton Half Marathon on Sunday. Adam was running on behalf the Samaritans charity.

“I was a little disappointed with my time but there was good atmosphere on the day, with lots of people along the route. I’m very proud to support the excellent and important work that the Samaritans do for people of all ages and in all circumstances.”

31st August 2016
Northampton Half Marathon, Samaritans

Our MD is going to need plenty of energy this weekend as he competes in the Northampton Half Marathon! Adam Alexander will be running on behalf of the Samaritans charity.

Every single day around 16 people decide to end their own life across the UK. The Samaritans focuses on providing the time and space for people to talk and share whatever is on their mind. All of the sponsorship that Adam raises will go towards the Northampton Samaritans; it costs £110 per day to keep the branch open so every little helps.

26th August 2016
EPC inspection in London and Essex

The LEC team have been visiting some of our project sites recently to conduct their inspection for the Energy Performance Certificates (EPC). The EPC is a two stage process to ensure complete sign off.

Stage 1 is the As-Designed Assessment which involves ensuring the design meets the Building Regulations.

19th August 2016
Apprenticeships provide alternative future to university

As thousands of students receive their A-Level results this week they face the daunting challenge of what to do next. For many years university has been seen as the primary route to a successful future, but the growing number of students moving straight into the world of work via an apprenticeship is increasing year on year.  

8th August 2016
Sam Collett, LEC, Birmingham

Welcome to the newest member of our team! Sam Collett has  joined our Birmingham office as a Lead Energy Consultant. Sam’s areas of expertise cover energy efficiency and sustainability strategies, energy auditing, thermal modelling, renewable energy feasibility studies and planning advice.

He is an accredited ESOS Lead Assessor, On Construction Domestic Energy assessor, Level 5 Non-Domestic EPC Assessor, Code for Sustainable Homes and BREEAM Domestic Refurbishment 2014 Assessor.

4th August 2016
Smart meter energy useage bahavioural change

Do you have a Smart meter in your home to keep track of your energy useage? Smart Energy GB, a Government body set up to encourage the installation of Smart meters, is using the concept of ‘behaviourial change’ to drive a difference in how consumers think about energy.

Although this is achieved mainly through incentives and social media shares, could greater consumer awareness of energy useage have wider implications across business and even help to drive changes in energy policy?

2nd August 2016
Willmott Dixon slave for the day Shelter

On 29th July Matthew Raybould, Operations Director at Willmott Dixon, was our ‘slave for the day’ at the Northampton office.

The Directors at Willmott Dixon were recently challenged by their COO John Waterman to raise as much money as possible for the charity Shelter in seven hours, in an Apprentice-style challenge.

Matthew volunteered his time as a 'slave for a day' as a prize through a fundraising auction and Briggs & Forrester was one of the successful bidding companies!

15th July 2016
Leadsom and Clark reshuffle

Various changes have taken place within the government's energy and environment departments following the reshuffle by new PM Theresa May earlier this week.

Andrea Leadsom is the new Environment, Food and Rural Affairs Secretary.

The Department for Energy and Climate Change (DECC) has been scrapped. The energy portfolio will now be covered by a new department led by former communities secretary Greg Clark.

It will be called the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy.

7th July 2016
Green Building Roadshows Sheffield, Leicester

Two recent events have provided lots of opportunities for the LEC team to share how we can help with future planning and compliance needs. Thank you to everyone who visited us at The Green Buildings & Facilities Roadshows at Sheffield and Leicester. We talked with visitors across a broad spectrum from Local Authority representatives, to developers, to architects.

Common discussion topics included Part L compliance, feasibility studies, energy evaluation of existing building stock and ensuring compliance for 2018 limits of F&G EPC ratings.

7th July 2016
Energy efficicency at Wimbledon

Wimbledon weekend is just around the corner! But how much do you know about the energy planning and monitoring that goes on at the All England Club?

Key recommendations, based on energy audit and carbon foot printing, have been applied to keep the tournament as efficient as possible, now and in the future: