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Flooded… but still trading

February 10, 2014

On 7th February 2014, Green Building Design became another casualty of the floods affecting the south of England. During the morning, the River Lee rose and within 2 hours our downstairs office was flooded to a depth of 300mm. Fortunately, most of our operations are undertaken from our upstairs offices and we were able to […]

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28,000 sq ft Fit Out for CSC Headquarters at One Pancras Square

January 13, 2014

Green Building Design Consultants have been working with Modus Group to support the fit out of 28,200 sq ft office headquarters, occupying 4 floors of an 8-storey tower in Pancras Square. CSC are an international computer consultancy and the office is to be equipped with the latest IT and communications infrastructure. Design of power supply […]

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Chelsie Graffato Joins Green Building Design as Apprentice Engineer

October 10, 2013

Chelsie Graffato has joined Green Building Design as Apprentice Engineer, combining her work experience with a part time programme of study at Westminster College in Paddington Green. “I have always been interested in solving problems and understanding how buildings work”, says Chelsie. “I now get chance to learn on the job, which helps me to […]

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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 […]