The UK has been accused of not being serious about energy efficiency by MP Dan Byles, a member of the Parliament’s Energy Select Committee. With the heat in buildings accounting for nearly half of the nation’s energy consumption, Byles believes that energy efficiency has a significant role to play in reducing that demand.
For anybody who owns or rents a building you legally require an Energy Performance Certificate which must be made available free of charge. As well as the long-term gains of a commercial EPC there are short-term economic benefits to be had by implementing improvements to energy efficiency within the building.
Another service offered by Green Zone Surveys is thermal imaging which has many applications in the energy consultancy sector, from heat loss and moisture detection to electrical inspections.
Thermal imaging works by generating images that clearly locate hot and cold areas which in turn means that robust calculations can be made to effectively assess the benefits of alterations to mechanical/electrical systems and building fabric. Green Zone Surveys recommend routine annual surveys, and by doing this businesses can minimise energy costs and it eliminates potential safety risks.