Development Sustainability Plan

How To Plan A Sustainable New Build

When it comes to new home development, sustainability, energy efficiency and eco friendly housing is now one of the most important factors to home buyers. With homes being the cause of a large proportion of carbon emissions, the government is introducing even more schemes to ensure that new build homes are as environmentally friendly and…

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How To Reduce Carbon Emissions In Your Home

With climate change becoming a more prominent issue that is being discussed around the world and the UK government putting in place measures to reduce carbon emissions, assessing your carbon footprint is extremely important. Homes are some of the worst offenders for producing harmful emissions that contribute to climate change, so doing your bit to…

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What Temperature Is Best For Your Home?

The best temperature for your home is very subjective and can differ based on a range of metrics, such as how efficient your home is, how big it is and the age of the people living there. However, to help you understand the most efficient way to heat your home and the recommended ideal temperature…

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How We Work With Developers: From A Single Build To A New Town

When working on a new build construction, there are a lot of elements that need to be considered in order for the build to meet legal requirements. In regards to energy, Building Regulations require SAP calculations and EPC certificates to be provided. At Falcon Energy we are experts in energy conservation and have worked across…

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All You Need to Know About Green Mortgages

In July, the Government has announced plans to work with mortgage lenders to develop ‘green mortgages’ for those who are looking to purchase homes. Here, we go into detail about exactly what a green mortgage is, when you can expect to see them introduced and the benefits of having one over a typical mortgage, What…

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What Are SAP Calculations? A Beginner’s Guide

When undertaking an extension on your home, or a development of properties, there are a lot of things you need to consider to ensure your building is compliant with all regulations. One of the most important considerations for your property development is a SAP calculation. If you’re not sure what this means, or whether you…

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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…

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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…

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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…