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!
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CES have been awarded the M&E maintenance contract for a new Commercial development on Cannon Street, London, expanding their portfolio within the Commercial sector in the capital.
The building comprises 11 floors of commercial office space with multiple tenants. CES will maintain the central services to landlords and common areas throughout the building as well as in some tenanted areas.
The contract will be managed from our London office and services delivered by CES mobile engineers and our specialist service partners
Briggs & Forrester Engineering Services have secured their latest project in Wales with BAM Construct UK on the £22m Brecon High School in Powys.
BAM will replace the existing school with a new high specification building that will meet the needs of students in Brecon and surrounding communities. The school aims “to provide the very best facilities and accommodation to allow the current and future pupils of Brecon High School to achieve their very best academically, emotionally and socially.”
Briggs and Forrester Engineering Services have received practical completion on the new 31,000m2 Ikea Superstore in Exeter.
Designed by SRA Architects, the new store is modern and in line with IKEA’s other stores across the UK. The three-storey building features a sales area, warehouse and restaurant.
Briggs & Forrester worked closely with Cunnington Clark to deliver the building services design. The mechanical and electrical services include smoke control, fire alarm and external services.
Briggs & Forrester Engineering Services have recently completed the extension to Birmingham City University’s student support facilities at the Curzon Building.
Engineering Services have worked alongside Willmott Dixon to deliver this new hub for experimental and social learning.
BIM Level 2 has been embraced on this project, promoting cross project working and communication through the the use of collaborative software. Engineering Services have provided the design, installation and commissioning of various mechanical, electrical and public health systems worth £7.5m.
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.”
Did you know that keeping doors closed can reduce heating costs by 30%.
By implementing easy-to-fit door closers, you can make it impossible for someone to leave the door open. Gap fillers will stop any heat from escaping through the gaps around the door, ensuring minimal heat escapes.
You will have heard or definitely seen publications regarding a change to the BREEAM regulations. The change came into play on 24th March 2018 and all new schemes registered after this date will be subject to the 2018 standards rather than the previous 2014 version.
So what has changed?
There have been a number of significant changes to the category credits. Some of the main points to mention include:
A successful start to the year for the Briggs & Forrester Engineering Services team who have secured their latest project at the University of Warwick with Kier. Cryfields is a new student accommodation development at the Coventry campus with a services value of £15.5m.
The new residences at Cryfields Village will be a series of townhouse-style apartments and studios surrounding a central hub.