Technical Updates | Low Energy Consultancy

Technical Updates

30th November 2018

As the colder months set in, follow these tips from Low Energy Consultancy to save energy and money over the Winter period.

  • Open your curtains during the day and make the most of the heat from the sun.
  • Cover up drafty windows with plastic sheets and tape to keep the cold air out.
  • Schedule a service for your heating system to keep it running efficiently.
  • Reduce heat loss from your fireplace by keeping it covered when not in use.
  • Swap your old Christmas lights for energy saving LED’s.
14th November 2018

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

7th November 2018

This week we are looking at ways you can save energy whilst at work. Here are 3 tips that could help reduce waste and save energy.

31st October 2018

Don't position thermostats near main entrances - any cold air entering the property will manipulate the temperature being recorded near the thermostat forcing the boiler to fire up unnecessarily.

24th October 2018
Switch to Energy Sving LED light bulbs

This week our Energy Saving Tip is to make the switch to LED light bulbs. The average home has around 40 light sockets and by changing the bulbs you use you can make significant savings.

LED light bulbs have a 25,000 hour lifespan and they produce less heat. You could save £25 a year per bulb!

3rd October 2018

Since the ban on incandescent lightbulbs in 2012, the way we shop for lightbulbs has changed. As low-wattage, energy efficient light bulbs like CFL’s and LED’s have become the norm, the focus has become less on wattage alone.

With energy efficient bulbs, lumens are a more accurate measurement to determine how bright the light will be. The table below shows the comparisons between lumens and watts for different bulb types.

26th September 2018

The deadline for Phase 1 of the Energy Saving Opportunity Scheme has passed, but now is the time to think about Phase 2.

Not all organisations were in Phase 1 of ESOS. This is because they did not meet the threshold criteria in either turnover or the number of employees. As ESOS looks at a two-year period of accounting, due to real and anticipated growth, many organisations will fall into Phase 2.

3rd September 2018

This week is zero waste week. There are many ways in which you can get involved here are our top five.

9th August 2018

BREEAM (BRE Environmental Assessment Method) is a sustainability assessment methodology for master planning projects, infrastructure and buildings; it was first launched in 1990.  BREEAM sets the standard for best practice sustainable design and build. The assessment addresses a range of environmental and sustainable issues which helps developers and designers to prove their buildings credentials. 

24th July 2018

We are currently experiencing a heat wave in the UK. Low Energy Consultancy discuss the benefits of TM52 when analysing overheating in construction.

Construction standards have vastly improved in the last decade. The refinement and imposing of tighter compliance through Building Regulations Part L has seen greater efficiency in fabric performance.