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17th July 2017

Are you part of the 500?

The environment agency has begun serving over 300 enforcement notices to approximately 500 organisations across the UK. These are those organisations that have not notified the EA that ESOS applies to them or have started their compliance route. The EA has also commenced with civil penalties on a number of non-compliant organisations.   

12th July 2017

A forced air system is a pressure load system. By closing registers and vents you impact how the system moves air. This can cause the system to work harder and possibly even cause damage.

11th July 2017

Today Low Energy Consultancy are visiting Hewitsons Solicitors, to talk about Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards (MEES) Energy Audits and the UK Energy Act 2011.

They will be presenting via webcam to four counties, Cambridgeshire, Northamptonshire Oxfordshire and Londonshire.

11th July 2017

The continued rise of buildings in need of MEES compliance sees our surveyors busy throughout June and July.

More and more commercial properties are in need of the EPCs to be revealed and understood. 


7th July 2017

This month the continued works for Birmingham City University (BCU) City South project with BAM Construction has had our BREEAM assessors working feverishly across all the sustainability aspects of this build. 

With the target of 'Excellent' in mind, our assessors have helped verify and steady the journey to full compliance.

5th July 2017

Laptop of course.

Laptops consume up to 80% less energy.              

Plus you get added convenience of being able to take it to Starbucks, Costa and all other coffee shop chains.

13th June 2017

Setting your computer to sleep or putting it in hibernate mode instead of using a screensaver means it uses less electricity during periods of inactivity.

A PC with a screensaver can use well over 100 watts of power or £45 per year compared with only about 10 watts in sleep mode or £4.50 per year.

One desktop computer left on for one year can result in more than half a tonne of CO2 being released.

9th June 2017

Insulation settles over time, losing some of its R-value. Simply adding another top layer is sufficient and while doing so checks for mould and mildew and/or old, decayed and outdated material should be made. Replacement of insulation should be made as needed.

Homes built before 1980 are generally well below the energy efficient standards of today's homes and bringing your attic insulation up to current standards can save you anywhere from 10% to 50% on heating costs.

31st May 2017

A tap or fitting that leaks one drop per second adds up to 6,287 litres of water per year and approximately £25 in energy costs.

A leaky toilet can waste up to 26,500 litres of water per year.

30th May 2017

Last month saw the completion of over 40 properties being pushed through the MEES compliance regime with our tailor-made EPC Plus service.

Properties were checked for ratings, non-compliance was identified, remedial works evaluated and an action plan put in place for the on-site property team.

Are you unsure about your MEES compliance?

Call us today on 01604 655295 for a free review.