Landlords energy guide

The Ultimate Energy Guide for Landlords

From April 2018, new laws were introduced that stated any properties in the private rented sector must reach minimum energy efficiency standards (MEES) of an EPC rating of E or higher. To help you understand what this means for you, how to improve your rating and the benefits of doing so, we have put together…

Extension Building Plans

How to Plan for More Environmentally Friendly Home Extensions

There are lots of things to consider when extending your home, such as planning permission, building regulations and SAP calculations, but one of the most important things you should prioritise is energy efficiency. Not only will creating an energy efficient extension save you money on household bills, it will also increase the value of your…

SAP Calculations Infographic – Learn What’s Involved for New Builds

Discover the process of SAP calculations on new build properties: SAP Calculations are used to assess the carbon emissions and annual energy costs of a property and are best undertaken before building work commences.   The calculations are based on these key metrics: Elements of structure Heating and hot water system Internal lighting Renewable technologies…

Air Tightness Testing

What’s the process to air tightness and permeability testing

Air tightness testing or permeability testing, is the process of testing a building for any air leaks and if so, measuring the total air lost from these leaks. In order for a building to pass an air tightness test, it needs to have an air permeability rating of 10m3/h/m2 or lower. Who is it for?…

Renewable Energy Solar Panels

Renewable Energy Trends for 2019

In 2018, a lot was done to reduce the energy we are using and ultimately wasting. For example, the new EPC rules came in for landlords which stated that their rental properties much reach a minimum EPC standard before they can be let out. We have gathered together some of our predictions for renewable energy…

Home

How Energy Efficiency Impacts the Value of Your House

Ensuring that your home is as energy efficient as possible is extremely important. Having a home that’s inefficient at retaining energy impacts negatively on the environment, and can also seriously impact the value of your property. Take a look through our guide below that details how energy efficiency impacts your home’s value and the how…

Neil Vanson Falcon Energy

Neil Vanson: Interview with an Energy Conservation Expert

This month, we are speaking to our Director Neil Vanson about his time in the energy industry, Falcon Energy’s core offering and his future predictions for energy efficiency. Neil started Falcon Energy with Hicham Rhioui and between them they have over 25 years’ experience in the industry. How did you get into the energy business?…

Winter Home

How to check the energy efficiency of your home for winter

You might think it’s slightly early to think about how to keep warm over the winter months, however now is the best time to start planning! Companies and trades specialising in energy use, ventilation and heat usually get very booked up in the colder months, so ensure your home is prepared for the cold weather…