Planning Energy Statements

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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Government Schemes for Renewable Energy

With the Government trying to reach their energy efficiency targets, they are currently running a few schemes and grants to promote the use of renewable energy. Whilst installing different energy efficiency technologies may seem expensive in the short term, in the long term you can reap the benefits by receiving cash back for generating extra…

New house build

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…

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?…

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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…