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.
You can reduce costs and save the environment by thinking twice before using your printer at work, here’s our top 5 tips.
As the weather gets warmer, avoid using your dryer and hang clothes out to dry. Not only could it save you up to £150 on your energy bill, but the ultra-violet rays in sunlight help to disinfect laundry!
As the days get longer, turning off your lights when daylight sufficiently lights the room could save you up to 15% on your energy bill.
As a long term solution, consider fitting skylights or light pipes in your home, to help reduce your energy costs by minimising the need for artificial lighting.
Theresa May has unveiled plans to halve the energy usage of new buildings by 2030.
She has challenged the construction industry to embrace innovation and deliver higher standards to meet the new 2030 target.
“We will use new technologies and modern construction practices to at least halve the energy usage of new buildings by 2030. By making our buildings more energy efficient and embracing smart technologies, we can slash household energy bills, reduce demand for energy, and meet our targets for carbon reduction.”