An energy or sustainability statement is a report document that confirms a development will meet and how it will meet any regional set energy targets or sustainability policies. The document is used to support planning applications as evidence and to aid a successful approval. The documents are now more commonly a mandatory requirement rather than an optional requirement.
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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!
Briggs & Forrester Special Projects are currently working with Willmott Dixon on a new state-of-the-art Brooklands Health Centre in Milton Keynes.
This is one of two new health centres that Milton Keynes Council is building for the NHS that will cater for the new residents of the eastern and western expansion areas.
Last week the packaged plant, supplied by Packaged Plant Solutions, two Dalair Air Handling Units and a Trane Chiller were delivered to site and lifted into place by a 250 ton crane supplied by NMT crane hire, over the course of two days.
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Chris Slade and Ellen Barkas from our Exeter office are taking part in the 10k Monster Race in Exeter on 17th March in aid of Children’s Hospice South West. The race will involve climbing, jumping, crawling and wading their way around the Monster course with plenty of mud and water!
They aim to raise £500 for the charity, if you would like to show your support please visit the link below.
This afternoon we had the opportunity to visit Live at Home in Northampton, a charity that supports the local elderly community through projects aimed at maintaining their independence and providing them with a variety of services and support.
We experienced firsthand the wonderful work that the charity does, and presented them with a cheque for the sum of £3,000! This donation is from the funds that have been raised through the Briggs & Forrester Foundation and is one of many charities that we are hoping to support through the Foundation in 2018!
Congratulations to our apprentice Johanna Dorey who has been nominated for the Apprentice of the Year Award at the Heating and Ventilation (H&V) News Awards in April.
Johanna has been with Briggs and Forrester Living for almost two years, and has been working as part of the project team at One Blackfriars in London.
Johanna and Jason Taylor, Production Director will be attending the next stage of the process, a face to face presentation in London in March.
A low flow shower head or tap not only saves money but also the amount of energy used to heat water that you are not using. It’s estimated savings of £325 can be made over a 10 year lifespan of a new shower head. Plus you can potentially save 8,155 gallons of water per year!
Large contractors can seriously improve their development’s sustainability performance by adopting this approach in their specifications or employer’s requirements.
Briggs & Forrester Engineering Services have secured a design and build contract with Marcus Worthington Construction on the £70 million, One Two Five Deansgate development in the heart of Manchester.
One Two Five Deansgate is conveniently located in the city centre with easy access to the Central Business District, Civic Quarter and Spinningfields. Designed by Glen Howells Architects, the 116,000 square foot, 12 storey structure will rise above Manchester’s skyline.