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New Legislation for Energy Performance Certification

September 18, 2013

Regulations regarding Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) have been in place since 2007. However, on 9 January this year the Energy Performance of Buildings Regulations Act 2012 (the ‘Regulations’) came into force, consolidating previous legislation and giving guidance on how commercial properties’ energy use and carbon dioxide emissions could be reduced. An EPC provides information on […]

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Efficient Ceramic Heater Developed for Historic Rainham Hall

August 7, 2013

Efficient Ceramic Heater Developed for Historic Rainham Hall   Green Building Design Consultants have developed a tiny ceramic heater which allows radiators to be removed in restoration projects. The product has been tested at Rainham Hall, a beautiful Georgian house built in 1729 and acquired by the National Trust in 1949. GBD were appointed as […]

Green Building Design Win Prestigious Refurbishment Project

July 15, 2013

Green Building Design Win Prestigious Project to Refurbish a New Regional Head Office for Santander Consumer Finance   Santander Consumer Finance are relocating their regional head office to this five storey, 47,000 sq ft office building in Redhill, Surrey. Previously Balfour Beatty’s regional office, the building is to be upgraded from Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) […]

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Is Your Air Conditioning System Ready For The Coolant Ban?

June 17, 2013

The commonly used R-22 refrigerant faces a complete ban from the end of 2014. This will affect the majority of UK organisations with air conditioning or refrigeration systems. We look at the implications for maintenance, highlight the issues which will arise at the end of a commercial lease and take advice from Simon Green, an […]

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Massive Energy Savings in Data Centres Achieved by Green Building Design

May 30, 2013

A series of projects has been implemented by Green Building Design Consultants throughout the UK to save energy in data centres. A total saving of more than £1m in annual running costs – around 10,000 tonnes of CO2 – was achieved for the latest five projects. A high proportion of the running cost of any […]

Green Building Design Win Fit-Out Project for City University

May 13, 2013

Green Building Design has been awarded the contract to design a new lecture theatre and classroom facilities for the world-renowned Cass Business School. An integral part of City University London, Sir John Cass Business School is among the global elite of business schools and has campuses in Bunhill Row and Northampton Square in the City […]

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The Three ‘Moustacheers’ raise £297 in Movember.

February 7, 2013

November 2012 saw three smart fellows from Green Building Design Consultants sporting magnificent moustaches for Movember; the charity which raises funds and promotes awareness for prostate and testicular cancer. For the whole Movember month, Peter Betts, Graham Bennett and Mark Bennett kept their upper lips away from the blade to grow their splendid accessories. From […]

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New Building Services for 273,000 sq ft Warehouse Relocation

February 5, 2013

This warehousing and distribution centre serves the UK from its central location in Wellingborough. When a major DIY chain moved out of the building, Green Building Design Consultants supported the landlord with engineering advice on dilapidations as well as ensuring the new tenant’s building services design was economic and fit for purpose. Having originally been […]

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Landmark offices in Farringdon Refurbished to High Specification

February 4, 2013

The building services in this landmark, 32,000 sq ft office at 50 Farringdon Road were upgraded to Category A standard to include energy efficient lighting, new shower rooms on each floor and a striking modern reception area complete with new access control system and turnstiles. The office is located adjacent to Farringdon station and two […]