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11th October 2017

The Briggs & Forrester Group won 'Best Specialist Contractor to work for (over £25m)' at last night’s Construction Enquirer Awards 2017 in Birmingham.

Over 10,000 votes were cast, and the companies with the most votes in each category were presented with an award. This award recognises Briggs & Forrester as one of the industry’s best companies to work for and the best firms to do business with. A big thank you to everyone who voted!

4th October 2017

Get a LCD or LED TV, they are more efficient than plasmas and way more efficient than old CRTs.

27th September 2017

Carpooling saves fuel - find people at work who live close to you and take it in turns driving to work, someone to chat to on the way and you halve your fuel bill.

20th September 2017

If you store things in your loft, make sure it doesn't compress the insulation since it will lose some of its thermal insulating properties. Use loft lifters to raise the height of the joists -this allows you to make a solid storage platform in the loft while still allowing you to install the 300mm of insulation to maximise the energy savings.

15th September 2017

Norway is planning to launch the world’s first fully electric cargo ship in 2018, with further plans to run the ship autonomously by 2020.  Yara Birkeland, as the ship will be called, is a collaboration between fertiliser company Yara International, and international technology group Kongsberg, and will be used to transport products between three ports in southern Norway.  Products are currently delivered using over 100 diesel trucks per day.  Transporting products by sea will reduce both noise levels and emission levels caused by

13th September 2017

Hire an environmental consultant (LEC for example) to get a tailor made view of where to achieve energy savings in your property.

12th September 2017

Low Energy Consultancy BREEAM assessors are working feverishly this month on the evidence collection for One Blackfriars new hotel complex in time for the 2018 project completion. Fit out works of the hotel are underway while the overall St George scheme closes out.

6th September 2017

If there are rooms that you rarely use - ensure that thermostatic valves are installed on the radiators - since these can be set to zero if the room is not in use so the space is not unnecessarily heated.

5th September 2017

This last month sees the final data collection coming together to form the overall carbon footprint result for Briggs & Forrester Group.

Now the fun begins – exploring what and how this can be offset. More to be revealed next month - Watch this space!

If you're not sure about your carbon footprint? Got ISO 14001 or ESOS commitments to fulfil? Speak with our assessor to understand and stop the ostrich syndrome!

30th August 2017

Turn your tap off while brushing your teeth - this is only really going to save on your water bills if you are metered, but is still good practise!