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Energy Consultancy








About.

Energy Consultancy services are cost-effective energy efficient measures for existing residential and commercial buildings. Under this definition it includes a wide variety of energy efficient measures that encompass the buildings envelope, its heating and cooling systems, its electrical systems and electricity consuming appliances.

Only the most cost effective measures are included in the upgrade package. The constant pressure for low cost energy savings has become the trademark of Energy Consultancy and distinguishes it from the larger retrofit industries.

Another distinguishing feature of Energy Consultancy is attention to all- round safety checks. Many buildings receiving attention are old and in need of repair. Our programme checks the major energy systems to ensure occupant safety. Energy Consultancy is a system under the concept of "whole-building weatherisation" and all buildings are looked upon as one complete entity.

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Procedure.

Energy Consultancy comprises of a comprehensive series of energy efficient measures that are based on sophisticated analysis of individual buildings. These analyses take the whole-building approach, which maximises energy and pound savings. Because of this rigorous approach and analyses backing it up, Energy Consultancy has become the leader in advancing building energy science.

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Benefits.

Not only does Energy Consultancy address energy saving matters but it also addresses health and safety issues within the building. The issues include carbon monoxide from incomplete combustion of fuel in old boilers, water heaters, indoor air quality problems, mould, and attics exposed to moisture and fire hazards from outdated electrical equipment and wiring.

Through this programme, we install energy efficient measures into buildings. These are not expensive upgrades, but are very effective. Energy savings pay for the upgrades within a few years. The savings are documented and compared against cost. So that over a period of years the efficiency of these measures can be determined.

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Statistics.

In the 3 decades since its founding in the USA in 1976, the US Department of Energy?s (DOE) Weatherization assistance Programme has provided weatherization services to more than 6.2million families. It has benefitted the US nation by reducing it energy dependency, improving the environment, and stimulating economic development in communities and substantially reducing energy bills by an average of 32% per household.

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Technologies.

Blower Door Testing

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Blower doors reveal the locations of many air leaks, thus providing a clear target for air sealing. When the job is partially or fully completed, blower door also provide technicians with quick feedback on the effectiveness of their work.

In addition, blower doors can help diagnose which part of a building does not need to be sealed; allowing technicians to focus on the main issues.

By undertaking this procedure up to 20% can be saved on annual energy bills.

Air Sealing

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The purpose of air sealing is to reduce the leakage of cold outside air into the house in winter or hot outside air into the building in the summer. Old draughty buildings are not only uncomfortable by they are also very costing to heat and cool.

This procedure is carefully undertaken to ensure that the overall air quality within the building is not compromised.

Insulation

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Adding insulation is a part of almost every weatherisation project. Making sure there is enough insulation in the walls, foundations and roof is one the procedures undertaken to make a building more energy efficient.

The climatic zone where you live affects how much insulation you should have in your ceilings and walls.

Windows

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Windows and doors are prominent features of any building. They can also help or hinder a buildings energy performance. They can also provide tremendous value in comfort, durability and energy savings.

Lower heating and cooling bills are one benefit of high performance windows.

Heating

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In some buildings, heating equipment is outdated and inefficient. To replace it with modern high efficient units is cost effective. Modern controls such as programmable digital thermostats can also save lots of energy. Addressing the energy efficiency of building heating equipment is important.

We can also clean and tune up a boiler that has not been serviced recently and adjust the controls as a routine part of the weatherisation programme.

Water Heaters

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Water heating accounts for between 15 to 25% of the energy consumed in buildings. Water heating energy costs can be managed by selecting the appropriate fuel and water heater type, using efficient system designs and reducing hot water consumption.

Electrical Appliances

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Home appliances account for a significant amount of your buildings CO2 emissions. The most effective way to make sure you have the most energy efficient appliance is to make sure it has the Energy Savings Recommended Logo. We will undertake an inspection of your appliance and advice on replacements if necessary

By switching to an energy saving recommended washing machine can cut your energy consumption by up to a third compared to an old washing machine.