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27th January 2016

The Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) has forecast an annual average growth of 2.5% over the next 5 years and the creation of over 200,000 new jobs.

Read more about this predicted growth across all sectors and throughout the UK.

14th January 2016

We’re proud to say that we are celebrating our 5th birthday this month!

Since 2011, construction and infrastructure has become more focused on environmental issues, policies and procedures, so we have developed our team expertise and knowledge. We’ve grown too – we now have representation in offices in Birmingham and London as well as our team at Head Office in Northampton.

Here’s to the future and the next milestone!

12th January 2016

Improving the environment and the buildings in which we live and work continues to be a major focus in planning. David Cameron’s recent highlighting of the limitations of post-war housing estates and the need to create affordable housing in a more sustainable environment has highlighted the impact that better homes can make on quality of life. By focusing on energy requirements and sustainability in the conception stage and early planning, new and improved developments can be created.

8th January 2016

A warm welcome to a new year and the newest member of the LEC team, Associate Director Sergey Barekyan.

Sergey joins our London office from a consultancy background. His areas of expertise cover energy efficiency and consevration, energy and sustainability asssessments, district heating energy strategies and energy audits.

He is an accredited Code for Sustainable Homes, Home Quality Mark and BREEAM New Contraction 2014 Assessor.

4th January 2016

The Briggs and Forrester Group would like to wish you all a very happy, healthy and prosperous 2016!

21st December 2015

ESOS - the Energy Saving Opportunity Scheme - is a set reporting requirement under European laws for businesses within the UK.
Controlled and monitored by the Environment Agency, ESOS affects all businesses with over 250 employees or an annual turnover of 50million Euros and a balance sheet of 43million Euros. The scheme means-investigates how much energy is used for that business for Transport, Process and Buildings, broken down into kW and Tonnes of CO2 per capita.

20th November 2015

LEC has continued its work with the China British Business Council as it welcomed members of the Beijing Government delegation to Birmingham University.

MD Adam Alexander explained to the delegation at the Gisbert Kapp Building about LECs work at the University as well as the latest updates on energy technology for new buildings and redevelopment opportunities.

11th November 2015

LEC is undertaking the SAP assessments for all 156 dwellings comprising of houses and flats in London.

The two sites are situated between Kidderpore Avenue to the north, Platt’s Lane to the west and Finchley Road to the south.

They are owned by Barratt West London and King’s College London.

5th November 2015

The MD of Low Energy Consultancy Adam Alexander has presented to representatives of the Beijing Government on their visit to the UK.

Adam made a key note speech on UK Green Policy with existing building stocks to the China-Britain Business Council at an event hosted by the BRE.

In his presentation Adam spoke key factors effecting buildings in the UK including the carbon reduction committment (CRC) the climate change levy and the pressing importance of ESOS.

3rd November 2015

As we previously reported, the employees of Briggs and Forrester joined in with some Halloween fundraising last week. From ghoulish masks, to devilishly good cakes, to an appearance by the black Power Ranger, staff were raising money for Zac Forskitt, a young man from Northampton diagnosed with two unrelated cancers. A donation of £400 will be going to Zac and his family to provide help and support.  

We had a great day and it felt even better to be raising money for such a worthy cause.