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Health & Well Being -The Effect of Poor Air Quality

A recent survey carried out by the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) has found that nearly 70% of office workers in the UK are concerned that poor indoor air quality could be having a negative effect on their well-being. Also worryingly, approximately 33% feel that this could also be affecting their health. This is particularly topical due to more awareness of general health and well-being in the workplace and the increasing profile of the Well…

Virgin Money Sheffield Lounge

We recently completed this project for Virgin Money in Fargate in Sheffield. A truly unique project, that required all members of the team to work collaboratively and proactively. The fit out included some very interesting details, unusual finishes and a bowling alley in the basement. Check out the video to see some of the attention to detail! For more information please contact us at info@energy-lab.co.uk or check out some of our other projects on www.energy-lab.co.uk….

Construction Products Regulation – latest updates for data cabling

The Construction Products Regulation (CPR) has been in force since 2011, but is being phased in over a number of years. One of the latest phases applied from 1st July 2016 and relates to the fire performance requirements of construction products, including cables that are fixed in a building. CPR will require all cables marketed in the European Economic Area (EEA) to carry a CE mark. To get a CE mark, all cables will require to…

Brexit – What does it mean for managing energy in your building?

Many of the current legal obligations for energy management are based on EU legislation, such as DECs and ESOS, so will Brexit affect the way be manage energy in the future? The answer, like most Brexit answers at the moment, is ‘maybe’. Unsurprisingly environmental and energy management legislation is complex and will take some unpicking, but here is a synopsis of what we do know: UK Legislation such as Climate Change Levy, Enhanced Capital Allowances…

Update on EPC requirements

EPC and the forthcoming changes: From April 2018, the proposed legislative changes by the Department for Energy & Climate Change would make it unlawful to let residential or commercial properties with an EPC Rating of F or G. The new requirements will apply to both  domestic and non-domestic as highlighted in the time line diagram below: 1st April 2016 (Tenant’s energy efficiency improvements): From 1st April 2016, any domestic tenants potentially have the right to…

Partner Marian Hamilton speaks about National Women In Engineering Day

It is National Women in Engineering Day (NWED) today. Our Partner, Marian Hamilton, gives a candid view on this: At the age of 15 I decided to become an engineer. This came about for two reasons: 1. I wanted to make a difference and 2. It was 1979, I lived in East Glasgow where unemployment and poverty was the norm and I wanted to get out and get a career. I will be honest –…

We’re working in Cardiff!

Haywood House North Currently on site, we are monitoring the MEP installations in this 1800qm CAT A refurbishment in central Cardiff. The works involve a complete strip out of the aged chilled water fan coil based system and replacing with a new VRF strategy. The new system involves lifting units off the floor and into the ceiling, hence freeing up valuable net lettable office floor space. The works also include a completely new servicing strategy…

Have you heard?

Project News Have a look at the new the newly finished 12 Golden Square !!  12 Golden square is a prestigious multi-occupied office building in Soho, London. We were involved in the 5,000sqft CAT B fit out for Highland Capital with architects Matheson Whiteley and contractor London Fit Out. Completed in early 2016, the project had the double challenges of a limited budget and an aggressive programme. We worked with the architect to help plan…

Take A Peak…

A few members of the energylab team went to the ALUK studio today to see how the project is coming along. With completion underway, the stunning design studio is starting to come together.

Jason Lucraft, joins the team!

Hot off the press! Energylab, welcomes the newest member of the team, Jason Lucraft, set to join on the 16/02/16. Jason is an CAD Technician with over 6 years of general industry experience. As an advanced user of AutoCAD, Jason has worked on various projects such as student accommodation, residential, commercial office and retail projects. We are thrilled to have Jason strengthen our CAD support team and hope he settles in well.