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Q&A with a BREEAM Assessor

Katie is a Senior Sustainability Consultant here at GreenBuild Consult. She has worked within the company for 7 years and is a qualified BREEAM Assessor in UK New Construction and..

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What are SAP Calculations and when would I need them?

Firstly, SAP stands for Standard Assessment Procedure. This is the governments method for calculating and comparing the energy and environmental performance for any development. These are a requirement of Building..

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Lets Talk About Damp

An issue that bugs many habitants of a traditionally built home (built before 1919), and an issue that is important to rectify before the retrofit or installation of insulation into..

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The benefits of Home Quality Mark

A Home Quality Mark certificate shows that a home has been independently verified and goes beyond the minimum standards for quality and sustainability. These basic standards of quality and sustainability..

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Urbanisation

Urbanisation and the growth of global cities continues. As human activities within these areas increase, natural surfaces are replaced by asphalt and concrete for roads, buildings, and other structures necessary..

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EPCs: achieving a ā€˜Cā€™ by 2030?

A government consultation was launched this week, outlining proposals to upgrade as many homes as possible to an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) Band C by 2030, to make progress towards..

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Home Quality Mark (HQM)

With the demise of the code for sustainable homes there was a gap in the market for a domestic certification scheme. With a proven track record of creating and delivering..

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Energy Efficiency in Homes

5 ways to make your home more energy efficient   The truth is, people want to do their upmost to ensure the amount of energy used within their homes is..

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