Energy Performance Certificates
Through our research with Heriot Watt University we have been at the forefront of investigations into the retro fitted measures to achieve carbon reduction in the existing building stock. The project takes as its springboard the pressing need to reduce CO2 emissions in the built environment by 50% or more by 2030. Implicit in this requirement is a need to consider the built environment from different perspectives: the end use equipment, building fabric, heating, air conditioning and ventilation equipment, on-site generation of heat and power, carbon intensity of network electricity, effect of climate change on building energy needs and user acceptance and behavioural trends regarding building use. Our research involved analysis of the Capital and Whole Life Costs associated with the proposed provision of these measures or as they were termed ‘interventions’.
Energy Performance for Buildings Directive (EPPD)
Our experience in the provision of EPC services has raised the awareness of staff members involved in the processing of house data of the measures that can be adopted in achieving the reduction of carbon foot prints of the individual houses and the greater estate.
Our Energy team through the use of RdSAP software are able to advise Clients on the most appropriate measures to help improve the thermal efficiency of their homes and thereby reducing their CO2 emissions.
For advice on current legislation and its impact on you the individual or your company, energy saving measures, capital and whole life cost implications and energy performance certificates call Thomson Bethune for further information.
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