air pressure testing

Air pressure testing in new homes

New homes are becoming increasingly sophisticated in their build and energy efficiency is a key element of this. Over 25% of the UK carbon dioxide emissions are generated by home energy use* and so the Government is looking for new homes to become zero carbon homes. As a result, Building Regulation changes have made air…

Solar Panels in winter

Do Solar Panels Work in Winter?

​ One question the Falcon Energy team are asked a lot about solar panels is whether they work in the winter or bad weather. We’ve been installing solar panels for a number of years and believe this is an important question to address; it’s the one point that can stop a business or homeowner having…

How renewable is your business?

How renewable is your business?

Technology giant Google announced this month that they are going to be run entirely on renewable energy by the end of 2017. This is a significant environmental milestone and something the company has been working towards for a number of years. In preparation they have been reducing their use of fossil-fuels and have heavily invested…

energy efficiency rating

Minimum EPC Ratings for Landlords from April 2018

From 1st April 2018, any property which is rented out in the private rented sector requires a minimum energy performance rating of E on an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC). Now is the time for landlords to begin updating their properties to adhere to the minimum requirements before the law is enforced. Important dates 1st April…

Environmentally friendly offices

Making your office more environmentally friendly

Here at Falcon Energy we are passionate about energy conservation and helping people use energy more efficiently and sustainably. Corporate social responsibility is very important to us and we have a number of services which will support your business with it’s corporate social responsibilities too. If you are a business owner there are a number…

House 19 Chiltern Hills

Britain’s Best Sustainable Buildings

We have entered a new age, one where we expect our buildings to deliver far more than just a place to live or work. We want buildings that inspire us but at the same time help the environment. Sustainability is about: “Understanding how to meet the needs of the present without compromising the needs of…

renewable energy

What’s new in renewable energy?

A lot has been happening when it comes to renewable energy in the UK over the past few months, so we thought we would do a round-up of some of the most significant news to keep you up to date. Solar Power breaks UK records Due to the sunny skies recently Solar Power has broken…

sound insulation testing

Sound Insulation Testing – your questions answered

What is sound insulation testing? Sound insulation testing checks the resistance provided by the part of the building (the floor or walls) which separates different buildings from each other to the passage of sound. Why is it needed? Building Regulations Document E requires that in new homes which are joined to another building or part…

thermographic testing

Could thermographic testing be your answer to cheaper utility bills?

If you are one of the 66% of people worried about the price of energy, (Which? Survey, April 2017) then you should consider conducting a thermographic test on your property to identify any thermal inefficiencies it may have. Thermographic testing quickly and easily identifies hidden problems and variations in your properties airflow and insulation, which…

energy efficiency

4 ways to improve energy efficiency in your home

One priority goal of every homeowner should be to reduce the amount of energy they use in their home, consequently reducing costs on energy bills. There are a variety of actions you can take to help save yourself money on energy. Here are our 4 top tips that you can start working towards today: Keep…