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18th May 2016
Sun shadow analysis

We produce sun shadow analysis animations to establish where to potentially position solar panels on developments. Animations like this can reveal that areas of roofing space will be overshadowed by adjacent buildings at certain times of the day. Using this, and a wide variety of other information, we can create renewable strategies to support development planners to make the best decisions. This animation is for a recent residential development in London.


29th April 2016
Green Building & Facilities Roadshow, Birmingham

It was a busy day for the Low Energy Consultancy Team at the Green Building & Facilities Roadshow recently. The event was a perfect opportunity for a wide variety of energy and sustainability-focused businesses and individuals to network and share thoughts and ideas. Managing Director Adam Alexander said, “We are keen to work with a wide variety of groups from architects, to representatives from construction and industry, to local planning authorities. Events such as the Roadshow provide the chance to meet and discuss compliance across the board.

25th April 2016
Cartwright Gardens, London

We’ve been meeting today with Brookfield Multiplex at their student accommodation project at Cartwright Gardens in Bloomsbury, London. The accommodation is part of the University of London. Our main topics of discussion included thermography to assess, and help to limit, the amount of radiation a building emits, air testing & Energy Performance Testing.

18th April 2016

The Briggs and Forrester Group has been doubly successful in the 60th year of the RoSPA Occupational Health and Safety Awards 2016.

The Group achieved a Gold Medal award for the fifth consecutive occasion and the Group division Briggs and Forrester Engineering Services achieved the President’s Award, following 13 consecutive Gold Awards. The prestigious annual scheme is run by the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA).

The awards will be presented at a ceremony at Excel London on 21st June 2016.

15th April 2016
Burntwood School Wandsworth Sterling Prize

LEC is very proud of its involvement with Burntwood School, Wandsworth, which won the RIBA Sterling Prize in October 2015. Whilst staying true to its 1950s modernist architectural roots, the ‘campus’ style project was updated to create a unique learning environment.

11th April 2016
Green Building and Facilities Roadshow

We will be exhibiting at The Green Building & Facilities Roadshow on April 26th at Villa Park, Birmingham. Our team will be on hand to share their experience in energy compliance, BREEAM and Code submissions and the delivery of Part L compliance and Energy Performance Certificates. Come and see us!

7th April 2016
North West Cambridge Primary School, LEC, building regulations

Recently featured in CIBSE Journal, this education project was delivered by Briggs & Forrester Engineering Services for Willmot Dixon. Low Energy Consultancy were engaged to help complete the building regulations compliance, working with the architect's ventilation and renewable strategies. Our assessors utilised IES dynamic software to deliver the overall Part L compliance and final Energy Performance Certificate.

29th March 2016
Energy hierachy EPC Plus LEC

It’s estimated that approximately 20% of non-domestic properties are in the F and G energy rating bracket ie the lowest grade. From April 2018 it will become impossible to market these properties following the recent changes announced to the Energy Performance Certificate ratings.

24th March 2016
Mike Stanton interview Back in the black at Briggs and Forrester

Independent M&E contractor Briggs & Forrester Group is on track to achieve its three-year target of building a £250m turnover business. The firm returned a pre-tax profit of £3.6m in the year to 31 October 2015, bouncing back from a £2.7m loss after clearing legacy contracts the year before.

Chairman Mike Stanton said the business was on track to deliver turnover of £195m this year after achieving revenue up 8% to £164m last year.

24th March 2016
BREEAM and Code assessors with Low Energy Consultancy

Are you a developer, planner or architect – with a scheme facing planning submission now or in the near future?

Talk to LEC’s BREEAM and Code assessors. Their experience across a wide range of developments and sectors will provide the additional energy and sustainability knowledge you need to make the submission process that much easier.