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29th May 2018

Theresa May has unveiled plans to halve the energy usage of new buildings by 2030.

She has challenged the construction industry to embrace innovation and deliver higher standards to meet the new 2030 target.

“We will use new technologies and modern construction practices to at least halve the energy usage of new buildings by 2030. By making our buildings more energy efficient and embracing smart technologies, we can slash household energy bills, reduce demand for energy, and meet our targets for carbon reduction.”

24th May 2018

Did you know that keeping doors closed can reduce heating costs by 30%.

By implementing easy-to-fit door closers, you can make it impossible for someone to leave the door open. Gap fillers will stop any heat from escaping through the gaps around the door, ensuring minimal heat escapes.

16th May 2018

There are many ways to conserve energy in the home whilst you’re on holiday, here are our top tips:

  • Before you go, be sure to switch off and unplug everything you can, and set your boiler thermostat to the lowest safe setting.
  • Shutting off the water supply to your washing machine, dishwasher and cistern, saves water and unexpected leaks whilst you’re away.
  • Set your lights on a timer so your home doesn’t appear unoccupied. Swapping to LED bulbs will help you conserve energy.
  • If you’re going away in the summer, turn your hot water off.
9th May 2018

Making simple upgrades within your building can result in a more energy efficient space and also save you money. In many buildings, draughts account for up to 10% of heat loss, follow these 3 simple steps to save energy.

  • Installing self-adhesive thermal strips around doors and windows you can reduce and prevent draughts.
  • By fitting automatic closers on external doors, you can ensure that you’re not wasting energy on heating/cooling the building
  • Ensuring that you have adequate roof insulation means that your building could retain up to 25% more heat
9th May 2018

Last weekend was the hottest early may bank holiday on record, which resulted in a new solar power record being set.

Photovoltaic panels across the country produced more power than any other energy source.The Telegraph reported that solar installations powered as much as 28.5pc of the nation’s electricity, overtaking gas-fired power plants, which generated 24.8pc during the same period.

The National Grid reported that the solar power peak occurred between 13:30 and 14:00 on Sunday afternoon, reaching highs of 9.28GW.

2nd May 2018

Fitting motion detectors on your lights, to turn them off when no one is in the room saves lights being left on unnecessarily. Infrared or microwave sensors detect movement and automatically turn the lights on or off. Most sensors allow you to change their settings and set the timer to suit your working environment.

2nd May 2018

The Briggs and Forrester Group has been awarded the Greener Path Award for ‘Zero Waste to Landfill’ from ACM Environmental PLC for the third year running.

ACM Environmental PLC is a recycling-led waste management company who helps their clients both to reduce the cost of their waste and harness the profit in it. Their Greener Path Awards celebrate the work businesses are doing to reduce the impact they have on the environment.  Businesses who demonstrate exemplary effort and achievement in minimising waste, boosting recycling and increasing landfill diversion are recognised. 

2nd May 2018

Low Energy Consultancy are pleased to announce they have recently been awarded a place on the NHS Construction Consultancy Services Framework.

This is a 4 year framework to provide energy efficiency and environmental support including BREEAM, to the NHS and Public Sector organisations within the UK.

The benefits of the framework for LEC include full exposure to the public sector and NHS organisations in the UK for the duration of the framework.

25th April 2018

Low Energy Consultancy are pleased to announce their latest success at last weeks East Midlands Energy Efficiency Awards 2018.

LEC received the Highly Commended award for Regional Energy Consultancy, and Adam Alexander, Managing Director, received Commended for Energy Efficiency Champion.

This follows their recent success at the South East Energy Efficiency Awards where they were Commended in both the Regional Energy Consultancy and Regional Energy Efficiency Champion categories.

25th April 2018

An unblocked fireplace can result in wasted energy, and can increase your energy bill by hundreds of pounds each year. You can reduce costs by capping your chimney or, if you use it occasionally, block the draught with an inflatable chimney balloon.

Another alternative is a transparent perspex fireplace shield that lets you see your fireplace but seals it when it's not in use. The fireplace shield can also be easily removed when you want to light your fire.