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LEC Updates

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 Simply adding another top layer is sufficient and while doing so checks for mould and mildew and/or old, decayed and outdated material should be made.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. 

24th May 2017

The energy that is drawn and wasted by simply having things plugged in - is called 'vampire load'.

They are responsible for 10-15% of office energy use.

Using 'NightWatchman' and timed switch off arrangements can save this energy.

23rd May 2017

This month a full overheating analysis has been completed for Maria Fidelis, a new school in London.

Again another excellent example of the capabilities within the LEC team to ensure BREEAM evidence is correctly adhered to.

Are you at final stage of a project? Need additional BREEAM credits - Overheat, Thermographic or VOC?

Then call today on 01604 655295, we can help.

18th May 2017
Special offer for residential scheme

If you are looking for assistance with ensuring compliance for your new residential scheme the team at Low Energy Consultancy can help. Not only do we have excellent knowledge and experience across our team but if your scheme is less than 100 dwellings you can save 50% off costs for SAP and EPC! This is a limited time offer so contact LEC today.

For full details of the special offers view here

17th May 2017

There should be a regular filter changing regime in the office and generally they should be inspected and replaced accordingly every 3 months.

A clean air intake filter means cleaner air is being recycled throughout the office. The system will not have to work as hard pulling in air through a clean filter which means it will last longer.

This can give savings of around 5% on heating and cooling costs.

16th May 2017

This month sees the team busy simulating a 666 bed scheme for Fairview Homes at Victoria Way, London.

As overheat is now the major concern for most residential schemes, the team has expertly recreated the massing to fully understand where overheat will or might occur and help advise the Design Team on how this can be mitigated in readiness for planning approval.

Are you looking at speculative land purchases or development? Not sure of the surrounding planning issues or regulations? These are all things that can influence the purchase and sell price.