This week’s energy saving tips will not only help to keep you cool at home and in the office, but will also help you to make savings on your energy bill.
Sergey Barekyan, Associate Director for Low Energy Consultancy, recently qualified as a BREEAM Accredited Professional (AP), this is in addition to his current BREEAM assessor accreditation. Adam Alexander, LEC Managing Director said: ‘‘Well done Sergey, LEC continues to enhance our client’s compliance ease for BREEAM and all things sustainable’
BREEAM (Building Research Establishment’s Environmental Assessment Method) sets the standards for best practise in sustainable design and specification for non-domestic buildings.
Outdoor lighting is an excellent way of highlighting your business or home after dark. It can provide both security and atmosphere depending on your needs. However to save energy do you need to have your lighting on all night? Timers can provide the answer. It’s important to ensure your timer is correct and if it doesn’t automatically update to take account of daylight saving then you need to be ready for when the clocks change!
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.
The UK is currently experiencing a heat wave, with temperatures reaching a scorching 32.6 degrees celsius! This weather is set to continue for a couple more weeks, which means that air conditioning units will be working overtime to keep buildings cool.
Welcome to Mary Mitsopoulou who has joined our team at the London office as Principal Energy Consultant. Mary is a CIBSE Low Carbon consultant and assessor using IES whose experience spans 10 years in architectural and building services design.
When machines work below their optimum efficiency settings, they often consume more energy and are at risk of failure. To avoid this, regular maintenance of your systems is recommended. Building Energy Management Systems (BEMS) are able to read machine data to anticipate failures, enabling preventive maintenance processes and lowering energy use.
Welcome to Judy Ong who has joined our Northampton office as Principal Energy Consultant. Judy is a CIBSE Low Carbon consultant and assessor using ISBEM and IES. Judy’s experience includes providing energy efficiency advice for a diverse range of buildings from industrial laboratories to schools, shops, sports centres, hospitals and offices.
Power down your computer at the end of the working day. You could save as much as £70 a year by turning off one computer and monitor alone, that’s over £7000 if your company employs more than 100 member of staff!
The Briggs & Forrester Group has showcased its commitment to developing its people by joining The 5% Club, an industry led initiative focused on driving momentum into the recruitment of apprentices, graduates and sponsored students.
The 5% Club, initiated by Leo Quinn CEO of Balfour Beatty in 2013, is a movement by more than 250 employers providing ‘earn and learn’ opportunities to develop the skills and talents people need to become more employable and create meaningful careers.