Owing to changes made to the government software used to create them, the EPCs created a few years back are worryingly not comparable with the EPCs being produced today. John Simpson of AJ Energy explains the risks, and suggests a sensible solution.
The recent government announcement that outlines the secondary legislation to bring the Green Deal energy efficiency market into operation, has been met with a cautious response from Knauf Insulation. Here, Steven Heath, external affairs director for Northern Europe comments.
Metsä Wood’s vice president for construction industry, Kevin Riley, describes the role of timber engineering in achieving lower u-values, improved Ψ(psi)-values and greater airtightness with a single, standards compliant solution for new build structures that guides the specifier from conception to building completion.
In light of the current Building Regulations Part L 2013 Consultation, Dan Jestico, head of research and development, Hilson Moran, considers the implications of revisions.
Brian Smithers, business development director, Rexel UK, discusses how we can prepare for a sustainable future.
To achieve our goal of a truly sustainable built environment we must first transform the way we understand and construct buildings. Sustainable building products are a key part of this process. Here, Paul Jones, managing director of Pittsburgh Corning, discusses why this looks set to change.
FIT changes will set back both PV industry and emissions targets, says Perry Jackson, general manager of the Mitsubishi Electric’s Photovoltaic Systems Division.
Tony Millichap, technical manager of Kingspan Insulation, believes that with the new Energy Company Obligation (ECO) and the Green Deal providing a combined funding mechanism, there is a real opportunity to stimulate the market.
Richard Hartley, head of marketing and business development at Redland, warns of trouble ahead for the government’s green commitments in the light of changes to the Feed-in Tariff (FIT) scheme.
Marylis Ramos, associate at PRP Architects, discusses how the development of the latest innovative building materials could impact on design and our carbon footprint.
David Frise, head of sustainability for the Heating and Ventilating Contractors’ Association (HVCA), believes gas-fired systems and energy-efficiency will play a more significant role than renewables in cutting the country’s carbon emissions.
Andrew Crown, commercial manager for heating and renewables at Daikin UK, welcomes the introduction of the Renewable Heat Incentive and tries to iron out some of the confusion surrounding the payment system.
Robert Lockhart, commercial and renewables sales manager of boiler and renewable manufacturer Vokèra says the company is showing its support for this notion.
Energy-efficiency expert Paul Reid, a director of 3e (Consultancy) calls on Minister Grant Shapps to place more emphasis on the retrofitting of existing business premises if the UK is serious about meeting its long-term CO2 emission targets.
Ron Easton, MD of Stewart Milne Timber Systems, discusses why timber needs to move up the agenda
Adrian Bold, technical director of member company Knauf Insulation, discusses the possible implications of the Coalition Government’s recently announced Green Deal.
Richard Diment, director general of the Federation of Master Builders, discusses the challenge of delivering a greener Britain.