This week’s energy saving tip is ‘Go cleaner colder'. Heating water accounts for 90% of a washing machine’s energy use. Colder water cleans clothes just as well as hot water. Hot water will shrink your clothes, cause fading and wear them out faster too. Hot water uses 4.5kWh per load, colder water uses 0.5-1kWh per load.
Stay compliant – avoid restrictions – keep your reputation
Have you read about the Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards?
There are penalties you risk by ignoring the new Energy Performance Regulations that are due to come into force in April 2018 and buildings with an Energy Performance Rating of F and G will not be lettable.
Which would you prefer? Take your pick or you can have all three!
The Briggs and Forrester Group is anticipating significant growth during 2018 which will see the Groups revenues jump 24% to £225m whilst expanding its specialist operations across the UK.
“The Group has celebrated another successful year with a pre-tax profit of £5.7m (3.1%) on revenues of £182m generating a strong year-end balance sheet position and a cash balance of £32.5m. The Group was fortunate not to suffer significantly from Carillion’s demise and moves forward positively without any material financial impact to the business,” says Group CEO, Paul Burton.
This week our Energy Saving Tip is ‘Patch the leak'! Save money and keep those annoying draughts at bay by sealing air leaks around doors and windows at home and in the office. Leaky doors and windows can account for high energy heating and cooling costs - 20% or more in a home and 5-10% for a business.
Congratulation to E.ON Energy Installations Ltd, Caerphilly Borough Council, Elite Rendering System Ltd, E.ON Energy, SAMS Drylining and Wetherby who won the ‘Regional Large Scale Project’ category for their work on the ‘Caerphilly Phase 2 Lansbury Park’ project, sponsored by LEC, at last night’s ‘2018 Wales Regional Energy Efficiency Awards’ at the Hilton in Cardiff.
Adam Alexander and Nicola Scott were there on the night and Adam presented the award to the winners!
Llongyfarchiadau i E.ON Energy Installations Ltd, Caerphilly Borough Council, Elite Rendering System Ltd, E.ON Energy, SAMS Drylining a Wetherby am enill y gowbr am ‘Regional Large Scale Project’ a noddir gan LEC, am ei waith ar y ‘Caerphilly Phase 2 Lansbury Park’ prosiect yn y ‘2018 Regional Energy Efficiency Awards’ yn Caerdydd neithiwr! Da iawn hefyd I pawb oedd yn y rownd derfynol!
Roedd Adam Alexander a Nicola Scott o LEC yn bresennol ar y noson, a wnaeth Adan cyflwyno y gwobr a’r tystysgrif i’r enillwyr!
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!
Are you about to undertake a new construction project? If so, are you fully up to speed with your obligations to ensure BREEAM regulations?
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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!
Everyone loves a hardwood or marble floor, but if you don’t have underfloor heating it can feel cold. Carpets or rugs add comfort but they also insulate, in the same way as blinds or curtains insulate windows. The fibres in the fabric help to trap air. These materials have a greater potential for higher R-values of thermal resistance. The higher the value of R, the better the thermal performance and heat retention.